Attractions and Thresholds 

PennDesign Spring 2015

Critic: Abigail Coover Hume


This project deals with the ideas of threshold and attractions.  The material study explored magnetic fields with FerroFluids, or magnetic fluids which resulted in formal deformations due to different levels of attraction of the magnetic field.  The other idea, threshold comes from the maps and material study.   The massing of my project starts with a what could be called a normative condition then past the “threshold” becomes a series of nodes that affect each other.  This is interrupted by  smoother other system that is affected by the attraction system.   This creates a large  This project uses the ideas of threshold and attraction in order to create a system that allows for great variation in scales and forms to allow for different.