Learning from nature.


The structure is derived from geometric configurations of sea sponge. It is composed of internal axes of tetrahedrons that in aggregation disperse load pressures equally along three sets of parallel planes. The relative size and proportion can be indexed and metricized in order to produced structurally stable volumes and enclosures. The tetrahedral matrix distributes pressure applied at any one point throughout the entire structure. The relatively delicate structure gains remarkable strength. The project is in part inspired by Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Dome and "doing more with less."

University at Buffalo, Research Assistant Professor Christopher Romano, 2014