Projects

Fullerene
Fullerene

Extruded aluminum, synthetic rubber tire, components
2003
96" Dia.


Project Description: [ + ]

Extruded aluminum, synthetic rubber tire, components
2003
96" Dia.


Project Description:

Fullerene is an 8' diameter Truncated Icosahedron or 'Bucky Ball' constructed of extruded Aluminum Channel and solid Polyurethane Mountain bike tire. Like the structures of Buckminster Fuller on which it is based, it is antagonistic towards all received cultural and local knowledge, claiming a sovereign status for both the efficiency of modern materials and engineering, as well as technological expressionism. Also like Fuller's work, Fullerene is enthusiastically embraced by a broad public who engage in non-prescriptive ways with it both as a playful object and as an architectural enclosure. [ - ]