Illumination Night Festival

Rockport MA / July 2015

Firm: Khôra

Principal/Supervisor: Rob Trumbour

Role: design development,

Grasshopper scripting

Up explores the tectonic language of pleating and the material property of fabric. The rigidity of the pattern is interplay with the organic structure of fabric. The pleating patterns are computationally generated to 

maximize the fabric tension and minimized material waste. A series of loops in varied sizes hold the tension of folded fabric, allowing in between spaces for people to stand in and walk around. The installation was part of 

the 2015 Illumination Festival in Rockport, MA.


Photo credit (two photos above): Rob Trumbour