About this project
You want to touch it.
You want to feel it.
You want to sit on it.
You want to sleep in it.
And it is Beautiful.
FY-Langes is an installation that is currently being designed and produced by graduate architecture students in New York City, and will be on display on campus at the End of Year Show on Saturday, May 12th, 2012. Our aim is to push the boundaries of digital fabrication and experiment with a conventional material in an unconventional way, testing the limits of its performance in order to create an occupiable structure. The goal is to marry CNC cutting techniques with advanced digital design tools in a singular project.
Packing foam is an inexpensive, recyclable and durable material with interesting physical properties. The interactive installation will take advantage of the translucent, tactile and light-weight quality of the foam and create a playful experience for all kinds of users.
The system is comprised of repeating strands. Each strand is built from repeating bale units. Each unit is comprised of a folded base and articulated phalanges ( or “FY-Langes”). By varying the height of the base versus the height of the phalanges we are able to accommodate many interactive uses for our installation. Each bale is generated from a single sheet of foam that is custom cut with a CNC router and then folded and tabbed together to create a three-dimensional unit. The tabbing system allows us to build the entire structure using only packing foam.
FY-Langes is a reconfigurable system. With your help, FY-Langes will come to life, Saturday, May 12th at the End of Year Show held on campus. If you’re interested in hosting FY-Langes as a permanent or temporary installation, please visit http://www.fylanges.com for more information.
Who Are We?
We are 10 students currently pursuing our graduate degrees in architecture in New York City. We are all design enthusiasts, passionate about fabrication and love to build stuff. So help us build FY-langes. It will be awesome.
Rand Abdul Jabbar
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