Metal Sheets, Rivets
Aluminium, Stainless Steel
SS304, SS316, AL6061, AL6063
Natural Anodised, Powder Coated
0.25mm, 0.5mm, 1mm
EN 13501-1 = Class A
Refer to Specifications
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.
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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.