Testing the folding capacities of sheet steel and the capabilities of typical workshop fabrication.
The first image is the paper model - size 27cm x 15cm. The second is the steel sheet - folded from 1.6mm thick galvanised steel, the overall size is 3m x 1.5m. The third image shows a detail of the folds at a corner.
The capability of the workshop to deal with the unorthodox geometry was better than expected. The accuracy and the coordination with the documentation drawings presented the limits of both the folding press and the fabricators. But the result, with no need for any particularly sophisticated technology, is highly workable in terms of the design objectives.
The folded sheet is a part of a larger project in the inner city of Sydney to re-purpose a neglected laneway. Check for future posts.