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Playing Card Vortex

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On 11, Jun 2013 | In | By ding

Playing Card Vortex

Derived from the study of the form of artist Max Bill’s “Endless Ribbon” sculpture, our concept is that a single, continuous line whose unconstrained movement, as a whole is dependent on the natural flow and degree of fold of each of the six distinct segments.

The idea of enclosure as stimulated by the understanding of the notation of a hat is presented by the model in a series of spaces that are formed by the natural curve of the surface of the line, as well as the possibility of the line to extend and create new systems of enclosure. The natural condition of the line is further represented by the connection that relates the individual cards to one another, as there are no fasteners or rubber bands involved; the connection not only secures the cards but provides structure to the object in its entirety.

University of Pennsylvania – School of Design, Department of Architecture 2007/2008 portfolio

WORKWORKWORK – PennDesign Architecture Student Exhibition 2008

Detlef Mertins

Material: 648 Bicycle Playing Cards
Dimension: 36” L x 24” W x 16” H

Studio: Srdjan Jovanovic Weiss