For an assignment initiated by architect Anne Dessing, I created a concept using textile as a strong, stable material for a column.
I placed the research question: ‘Could a soft material become the strongest pillar of a structure?’ To make the column on scale, and dense enough, I dipped the fabric into plaster, and I folded the long pieces on top of each other, like folding clothes. After layering up the wet material in stacks, they later became completely solid and strong, and they also attached to
one another forming the column.

Models made on scale 1:10, and 1:1.

Folding A Column


by Jeroen Verrecht

by Martin Tyri

by Jeroen Verrecht
Cargo Collective, Inc.
Los Angeles, Calif.