Student Portfolio: 3d design -plane


A plane is a 3 dimensional form that has length and width but minimal thickness. Depending on the material used, planes can be rigid or flexible. By material manipulation (folded, bent, or slotted together), complex surfaces and enclosures can be constructed and can give a piece its structure.  The structure can gain strength by the construction of intersecting planes, adding reinforcement, and paying attention to the piece’s stress points. 

I jump between 3 different projects in cardboard to teach plane: industrial to organic, as a longer assignment; the everyday object, as a quick assignment; and modular, as a large scale multiples assignment. All require designing and constructing flat sheets of cardboard into three-dimensional forms.