Minifie, P, Van Schaik, J and Rice, S 2005, Evolute, (Creative Work : Digital work).

Document type: Creative Work
Collection: Creative Works

Title Evolute
Author(s) Minifie, P
Van Schaik, J
Rice, S
Year 2005
Type of work Digital work
Outlet City of Skyscrapers International Competition, Ljubljana Architecture Biennale,Ljubljana, Slovenia
Dates 15 August - 15 October 2005
Medium Computer aided designs
Triply-Periodic minimal surfaces are mathematical objects that form a continuous partitioning of three-dimensional space with a surface of zero gaussian curvature (cylinder). Through the soap-film models and the work of such architects as Frei Otto, minimal surfaces have a history as architectural structures. This project is one of a series that explores the architectural properties of the Triply-Periodic family of minimal surfaces.

Evolute is part of a series of projects by Paul Minifie that explores the architectural potential of Triply-Periodic minimal surfaces. Rather than considering structure or scale as other projects in this series have done, Evolute examines issues of programme, inhabitation and navigation. By proposing a crawler-lift, and using the mobile phone as a sixth navigational sense, Evolute shows how a continually curving surface can support innovative new kinds of urban inhabitation and social interaction.

The project was exhibited at the 3rd Ljubljana Architecture Biennale, Slovenia, 2005. It has received several awards including: Second place, 3rd International Architecture Biennale, 'City of Skyscrapers' International Competition, 2005; Honourable Mention. Architecture Australia Unbuilt Work, 2005.
Subject Architectural Design
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