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  • osnap!

    osnap!
    cambridge MASSACHUSETTS

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    lee-su HUANG + gregory thomas SPAW: inspired by the economic effectiveness of commercial plastic packaging, osnap! attempts to exploit the inherent advantages of widespread current technologies. vacuforming facilitated immediate testing and the ability to mass-produce units for an effective evaluation of performance. digital fabrication techniques ensured the consistent precision and quality of the working molds, allowing for fast turnaround times in iterative design development and proofing of concepts. together, these processes facilitated an exploratory approach to different joinery techniques, geometries, and streamlined production.


    the resulting installation employs petg plastic laminated with laser-etched dichroic film, which is then thermoformed with cnc milled molds. consisting of 666 body modules and 333 cap modules, the design integrates snap joints, folds, friction fit button joints, and tension slip joints into one tectonically joined assembly without the use of foreign fasteners or joinery. the dichroic film serves to create a multitude of effects depending on the intensity, angle, and characteristics of prevailing lighting conditions, creating a dialogue between the construct and its environment.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    l-sH+ gtS: vacuformed plastic packaging

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    l-sH+ gtS: tiesto and top gear

    we would like to thank:
    preston scott COHEN, hanif KARA, paul ANDERSEN, george DOYLE, cameron WILLARD, kevin CAHILL, dan BORELLI
    3m inc. for sponsoring the radiant light film
    huntsman advanced materials for sponsoring their renshape tooling board
    saif VAGH, mathieu LEMIEUX-BLANCHARD, zor LI, rita SIO, alexandra WEEKS, veronica SIEBERT, jung-min NAM, darina ZLATEVA, christoph IBELE, rachel VROMAN, maciej KACZYNSKI, brigid BOYLE

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