Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Form and Function

Form and Function

Check out these fabric wallpaper images:

Form and Function fabric wallpaper
Image by lanier67 A gridshell is a structure which derives its strength from its double curvature (in the same way that a fabric structure derives strength from double curvature), but is constructed of a grid or lattice. The grid can be made of any material, but is most often wood (similar to garden trellis) or steel. Gridshells were pioneered in the 1896 by Russian engineer Vladimir Shukhov in constructions of exhibition pavilions of the All-Russia industrial and art exhibition 1896 in Nizhny Novgorod. Large span timber gridshells are commonly constructed by initially laying out the main lath members flat in a regular square or rectangular lattice, and subsequently deforming this into the desired doubly curved form. This can be achieved by pushing the members up from the ground, as in the Mannheim Multihalle. More recent projects such as the Savill Garden gridshell were constructed by laying the laths on top of a sizeable temporary scaffolding structure which is removed in phases to let the laths settle into the desired curvature.

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Image by Dave DeSandro See also this tutorial for creating the fabric texture:

FONTFABRIC »Kare« ✘ Retro Rock Music (for widescreen displays) fabric wallpaper
Image by arnoKath Wallpaper 1920x1200. Typefaces in use: Svetoslav Simov’s (Fontfabric) psychedelic, retro typeface »Kare«. Kare is a custom font which is applicable for any type of graphic design - web, print, motion graphics etc and perfect for t-shirts and logos.