Cumulative Coherence
UCLA 2008, Professor: Hadrian Predock

Cumulative Coherence explores increasingly complex tectonic assemblies created through the repetition of simple units. Primary construction methods and material behaviors are explored empirically through the physical model of small units and specific connections. The generative growth potential inherent in these components and their relational logics are explored through accumulation of parts and reputation of their rules of connections.

The unit is based off the tectonic articulation of interlocking planes. The language is that of a folded weave, relying solely on friction as a means of assembly. The planes articulate themselves into varying configurations based off the angle of rotation. The resultant is a construct that begins as a two dimensional planar landscape and morphs into a three dimensional field through the collected transformations of the individual units making up the whole.