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JoinedUp

playful textile joints

JoinedUp investigates degrees of mobility and stability in the interplay of an outer shell and inner segments. The performance of the spine and joints of vertebrates is defined by the relation between fibers, muscles and bones. By studying the form of the rigid bone and the outer connective tissues, and by translating them into a simplified system, we discovered that the principle of tension and compression is relevant for the degrees of movement and limitations thereof. A modular system is created by approaching this principle of tension and compression in combination with research regarding form and materiality. JoinedUp consists of long segments connected by a series of joints. These joints are built of consecutive spheres surrounded by a knitted shell. Due to different sizes and different kinds of joints, multiple structural forms are possible. By having the freedom to creatively arrange it, the jointed structure can be playfully discovered. Next to this structural discovery, a special tactile and visual effect can be experienced, through sensing the colorful materialities of knit and wood.

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JoinedUp

Carlotta Scholz, Clara Santos Thomas, Antonia Dönitz

textile- & surface design

mentoring:

Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Christiane Sauer

Dipl.-Ing. Maxie Schneider

Dipl.-Ing. Ebba Fransén Waldhör

M.Arch Agata Kycia

Dr. Khashayar Razghandi

Dr. Lorenzo Guiducci

Prof. Dr. John A. Nyakatura

Dr. Mason Dean

involved institutions:

MoA Design Studio

Humboldt University of Berlin

Max Planck Institute of Colloids & Interfaces

kunsthochschule berlin weißensee

in the framework of Scaling Nature II : Fibers, Muscles and Bones

Berlin, Germany

winter 2019/2020