Dendrite – Final presentation


Surface articulation/ interpretations

list of different shape articulations that we used

Catalog of cells


diagram of possible connection situations in th structure

Path optimization system

detour diagram




Method of construction, structure detail




Triagram is just our artificial term for 3D diagram (no matter that it is linguistically wrong). It shows us distribution of spaces and paths, connections to school and behavior in the environment.

Basic cell consist of hall where other connections are mostly entering, and room. This space can be shaped by diverse braces and create shapes like bed, different levels, furniture. Room has double wall from every side, because on the building site it is created like separated structure inside of the outside shell. Thus is this space stiffened from inside and the second layer from outside.

Work in progress

timelapse video of modelmaking

almost 3days in 26 seconds

+ one small gif of principle:


By searching for different possibilities in our structure we created a bunch of solutions, connections, materials or system of shapes.

soft membrane (made from Lukopren) as an additional layer.

agglomeration of different solutions and uses of catalogue

how soft and stiff materials can work together.

flexible materials can easily adaptate to other cells or conditions. (for example to different distribution of holes on the original structure, where this cell can be attached)

New dimensions

why count on just one membrane?

cells of our structure were working with just one thin layer that is splitting space to “in” and “out” but by increasing of thickness of  membrane we got new spaces somewhere in-between, by adding openings it is mixing up the perception of “in” and “out”.

Are you “in” when you stand geographically deep in the structure but you can see huge part of the sky or next three cells stacked above you?

scale of layers inside/outside

minimal surface in bone structure

structure (without multilayer) is connected by universal size of  tunnels


Gallery of details created on nylons by latex paint. The holes behave acording various forces and tensions of the nylon, but can be controlled by the main input: a small cut that in different places creates different patterns.

 pixels created by painting (nylons are not absorbing latex so good here)

cutted holes and their impact

grillage tearing caused by stretching

 diferent patterns on the surface (this cell is called spaceship)

inside of a cell


We extracted from bone structure some fields that were examined more closely.

First one is a Cell, created by stacking wooden stick into nylons by “fractal” system, adding smaller stick onto longer.

Cells in organic structures create minimal surface for balance of energy. This process can be created artificially or disturbed.

Second research was about behavior in membranes. They could be also cells but are not closed.

 Next approach works different, it creates linear structure on that a membrane can be installed. This linear structure can cumulate into huge solid clusters and create space itself.


different shapes of same bone during the life: pre-menopause, menopause, post-menopause and osteoporosis

single cell, minimal surface bone structures, single cells

similar projects

MASS+CRUST – MIA & MAJA, Stretched Pavilion / Centrala – Jakub Szczęsny

Bone structure

section 2
section 1

Structure created by stretched “cells” made from nylons, stick and stiffened by latex paint.