Translucent Water/Tensile Fabric Experience

Design II | Pavilion of Light | Hana El Shiaty | Fall 2015

An experimentation of the potential of tensile fabric utilizing its vast tensile properties and strength to create forms that encompass different dimensions and enhance the negative space within. The forms focus on defying the misconceptions of this fabric and its usage as only shading or roof structures by introducing fabric as a frame, fabric as 3d planes, fabric as a screen, and more. The forms are inspired by water in its various conditions, for both fabric fabric and water share a key element of translucency captured through light and photography. 

Model 3
Model 4
Model 2
Model 6
Model 7
Model 5