Hyperpolyps™ is a variable installation that grows according to function, colour and scale. Inspired by the intersections in bubble clusters, these intersections are given a thickness and the meshes are then relaxed. By relaxing the mesh, a minimum surface is produced at the struts to produce an organic form and minimise the material required. The naked edges of these struts are then rounded off into organic polyp-like forms as observed in corals. Depending on its context, Hyperpolyps™ could be a hanging installation, urban furniture, a pavilion to suit the given context. As observed, a Hyperpolyps™ pavilion can be constructed and the user is able to selectively ‘carve’ out a circulation path from within as well. This pavilion is created from 1950 pieces and 8500 rivets. By separating the mesh into consecutive layers of rings, each layer starts from the bulb, moves down each strut, and finally into the core, each ring can be unrolled into a flat piece for fabrication and eventually flat-packing. Utilising thin sheets of aluminium of less than 1mm, each layer can be rolled into rings of various sizes to quickly fabricate a system of interconnected polyps. By rolling these strips, the fabrication process can be made more accessible and a mold would not be required to ‘cast’ these custom forms in place. From the pieces, derived from a 9-node Hyperpolyps™, Hyperpolyps™ seeks to combine both structure and art in its form and fabrication. Each piece is scalloped at the edges and its colours are carefully selected to ensure the overall look and form remains organic despite using metal throughout. Each Hyperpolyps™, just like corals, comes in various colours and forms. The user has the freedom to select colours to blend with their context or create patterns from contrasting colours.


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