HYPERPOLYPS

Structure
Metal Sheets, Rivets

Material
Aluminium, Stainless Steel

Material Grade
SS304, SS316, AL6061, AL6063

Finishing
Natural Anodised, Powder Coated

Joining Mechanism
Blind Riveting

Standard Thickness
0.25mm, 0.5mm, 1mm

Standard Dimension
Customisable

Shapes
Cell Structure

Fire-Rated Test
EN 13501-1 = Class A

Acoustics Test
Refer to Specifications

Designer
Denise Lee

HYPERPOLYPS™ is an algorithm-generated structure that simulates the shape of the coral, genus Acropora. The metal structure takes reference from Voronoi tessellation, which is a pattern commonly found in nature such as in epithelial cells, drought soil, and skin patterns on a giraffe.

To mimic an organic form, the body of the structure undergoes a series of geometrical relaxation, producing a surface-optimised form. For ornamentation, multiple holes of varying sizes are generated on the exterior. These holes grow in size from small to large, taking cues from crypts commonly found on surfaces of corals. Finally, the tips of the structure are made to swell into polyp-like forms, simulating the blooming ends of Acropora corals.

Download Specification Sheet PDF

Denise Lee graduated from Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) with a Masters of Architecture. She is interested in the role of digital technologies for form-finding and fabrication methods in architecture, furniture design and art. She also enjoys illustration and thinks about space travel.  

HYPERPOLYPS
AntiCAD, Singapore

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