Ólafur Elíasson is a Danish sculptor and installation artist. Recently, he has been working with polygonal tiles. His work looks a lot like the tile tent!
Hi All. Team Tile Tent is trying to find a way to minimize the number of sheets we have to laser cut. I found a plug-in for Rhino that will automatically nest your objects in the most efficient way. It’s called RhinoNest (www.rhinonest.com), and you can get a free 30-day trial by clicking “download.” There are lots of really good forums, etc. to help figure it out too.
The form finding with anchor points and anchor springs that Ella and I had worked on has been causing some new planarity problems with the walls. The transition from parallel to floor to perpendicular to floor isn’t smooth enough. (Red=bad)
Alex was able to improve on our definition and smooth it out a little more. New form below.
Using an unroll script (courtesy of Ben Howes!), we were able to unroll a couple of our tiles to make a prototype. Making it made us realize a couple of hiccups that still need to be worked out. For example, the unroll causes the bottom plane to be broken apart, not all faces are planar, and we need to create some sort of numbering/labeling system to help us figure out what face gets attached to what face.