130510 | model on in progress…
Borden Park | The Edmonton Arts Council | Edmonton, Canada
Design: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™
Design team: Marc Fornes (Principal), Jeff Quantz, Dustin Mattiza
Blue Willow – as the story goes, Blue Willow-pattern Ware originated in Staffordshire, England, c.1780. Thomas Minton, then an apprentice potter, developed and engraved the design, presumably after an old Chinese legend. It portrays the garden of a rich mandarin whose young daughter elopes with his secretary. The lovers were overtaken on the bridge by her father and were transformed by the gods into birds and flutter beyond his reach.
Structure / morphology: since located outdoor in Canada – with heavy snow/wind loads - the morphological principal is derivated directly from the structural principal: Catenary inflation – principle borrowed from Gaudi chains model (or Frei Otto form finding) and his “Do It Yourself” way of figuring principle out beyond obvious models, style or trends. Here the computation protocols of morphology have been entirely custom developed without use of any existing plugins/component/or library. In no way this can been seen as a quality per se – other then a necessary step stone to identify failures or other inefficiencies to develop further and hopefully derivate other design… “une histoire a suivre…”