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Mobius

Prize(s) Winners in Chandeliers / Innovative Lighting Design Software Applications
Lead Designers Ami Patel, Paul Kweton, Hide Takahashi
Completion Date October 2018
Project Location Houston, Texas, USA
Entry Description

The Mobius strip and parametric modularity define our morphological framework for our physical form exploration. The Mobius Strip, a one-sided non-orientable surface, which looks like an infinite loop but also self-contained entity, can be mathematically represented by parameters based on the topological definition as the rotation of a line segment around a circle. This parameterization seems compatible to the modularity in our design approach. Modularity makes it possible for design to evolve in a localized fashion, which can lead to the emergence of modular clusters as part of a whole. Modularity is arguably suitable to the Mobius Strip as a framework in term of its characteristic of autonomy and mathematical aspect. The principle of modularity is based on repetition, adjacencies and relations of parts/modules to each other, made possible using Grasshopper for Rhino. The detailing of connection points and components are crucial for a successful module based design process/solution.