Project 1: Form & Function


Project Statement:

          The point of this project was to see how when it comes to design, the function of a structure or object will determine/ affect the form that the structure will take on.  In the project, we used a bridge span as a form and modified it to allow the passage of a boat.  To create ideas and concepts, we chose several spans and movement prototypes and combined them to create possible solutions.


Span Prototypes:           Arch            




Cable Stay










Movement Prototypes:






Cork Screw








photo 1






Clip with ball joint



3x3 Concept Table:


3x3 chart















                 Arch Span and Cork Screw



Preliminary Designs:




Final Design:


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