Spulenkorb: Utilize Weaving Methods in Architectural Design

Qing Xing, Gabriel Esquivel, Ryan Collier, Michael Tomaso and Ergun Akleman
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 163–170 Regular Papers


We introduce weaving as an alternative approach to construct the skin of an object. To demonstrate the possibility of the approach, we have designed a digital fabrication project, called Spulenkorb. The project received an honorable mention in the Texfab competition November 2010 [1]. The initial form is conceived as a ribbon that twists and returns on itself. The base mesh of the initial form is developed using TopMod3D and Maya. We then converted the base mesh to a model of the woven object using the weaving software we have developed.