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final diagramGiven the specific edge conditions and water channeling requirements, our main objectives for this exercise were to respect these conditions while creating a decentralized tile pattern that would break the tile boundaries to create a carpet effect. The twisting transforms lines into curves, these would continue across adjacent tiles to ensure the “carpet effect”. The edges are lofted towards the center having a gentle slope channeling water towards the tile’s extremities and out along the joints.

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Catenary curve is the curve that an idealized hanging chain or cable assumes under its own weight when supported only at its ends. While freely hanging catenaries have more often than not elastic physical properties, we decided to explore the abilities of fiberglass rods acting as catenary arches, partially mimicking Gaudi’s research.

Fiberglass rods, despite their small cross-sectional diameter, have an inherent ability to return to their original flattened state after mechanical deformation has been applied to them. Thus, to make this experiment possible we attempted to develop the above mentioned side supports of the arch and make them kinetics, to further allow unconstrained movement of the arch along its longitudinal axis.

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