To give shape to this concept PROGRAM COLLECTIVE turned to particles software to simulate extreme physical forces (like gravity, wind, heat) acting on liquid water. We selected a visually provocative moment as the base for subsequent stages of realization. This fluid dynamics digital model was translated into mesh software and finally to solid software which allowed structural calculations needed to hang the array of 134 pieces from cables. The solid model was then 3D printed as a 1/20 prototype, which guided the final fabrication. Each of the 134 shapes comprising the SPLASH was “sculpted” through digital CAD-CAM cutting with smoothing and polishing and special mirror effect finishing.
Authors: PROGRAM COLLECTIVE (Mona Kim, Todd Palmer, Olga Subirós, Simon Taylor)