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assn2_example1 - would act similarly to a dovetail, but a...

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MIT OpenCourseWare http://ocw.mit.edu 4.510 Digital Design Fabrication Fall 2008 For information about citing these materials or our Terms of Use, visit: http://ocw.mit.edu/terms .
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Assignment 2 - Volume
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a c b d I was interested in two elements of this project, the corner joinery and the relationship between ornament and function. The former manifests itself in the Frst series of prototypes where I looked at several methods of joinery instead of or in addition to Fnger joints. I tried using bridle joints with a recess for the lid (a), slotted joints for attaching the cover (b) and tenons with double wedges to lock the whole box together (c). I tried developing a butter±y joint that
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Unformatted text preview: would act similarly to a dovetail, but a number of things compli-cated the design and I produced a prototype that could not be physically assembled (d) The last prototypes are from the project that was ultimately fabricated. I wanted to explore the idea of cre-ate a box whose geometrical pattern related to the way the box was opened. Similar to the Frst assignment, this box plays with the perception of the view, where at Frst glance it is unclear how or where the box actually comes apart. The cracks that cascade across the whole box are both decorative and literal, as they are the method by which the box is opened. Design Model Construction Model Artifact...
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course ARCH 4.500 taught by Professor Lawrencesass during the Fall '08 term at MIT.

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