Volute Counterfactual

Minifie, P, Van Schaik, J, Rice, S and Wong, Y 2008, Volute Counterfactual, (Creative Work : Design/architecture).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Volute Counterfactual
Author(s) Minifie, P
Van Schaik, J
Rice, S
Wong, Y
Year 2008
Type of work Design/architecture
Outlet Abundant: Australian Pavilion, 11th International Architecture Exhibition, Venice Biennale,Venice, Italy
Dates 14 September - 23 November 2008
Medium Architectural model
Triply-Periodic Minimal Surfaces are mathematical objects that form a continuous partitioning of three-dimensional space with a curving surface of zero gaussian curvature. Through the soap-film models and the work of such architects as Frei Otto, minimal surfaces have a history as architectural structures. This project by Paul Minifie (MNA) is one of a series that explores the architectural properties of the Triply-Periodic family of minimal surfaces.

Volute examines how an abstract, scaleless object might come to be in the material world at a particular scale and size. Further, by establishing the trajectories of particles traversing the surface, it examines a potential structure for supporting such non-standard architectural forms.

Volute was exhibited at the 2008 Venice Biennale of Architecture, a prestigious forum for advanced architectural thought."
Subject Architectural Design
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