Ken Chen                                                                                                                         

The project is a geometric exploration focuses on complex surfaces, discovering architectural possibilities through studying different methods of discretization, including secant surfaces, folded plate structures, and waffle frames. The composite consists of identical modules that form an infinitely continuous topology. To show the concept, the physical model is made of four different modules originated from the same surface. Each module implements a specific type of discretization method, implying different architectural conditions and levels of resolution of the composite. The composite is able to expand either vertically or horizontally.

Institution: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Course: Architectural Representation II, Geometries in Interaction
Project: Tectonic Assembly
Instructor: Carl D’Apolito-Dworkin
Team: Eason Bai, Shengyuan Liu, Ken Chen
Year: 2023