Columbia University // Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation
Professor Mark Bearak
Team: Fancheng Fei//Jasmine Ho//Jordan Meerdink//
Maximilian Hartman//Nicole Mater// Nutchanun Boontassaro//
Shalini Amin//Tanya Griffiths//Renyuan Wang
What's in a Kerf?
Several different styles of kerf were cut on 3/4” shop grade plywood to find the one with appropriate bending rate and stiffness.
Through a series of study models the design became a series of repeatable movable parts. Ultimately, Kerby would be two interlocking shellscomprised of these parts. Their embrace generates a path
Scripting computer software allowed for a system of predictable Kerfs that would manipulate the panels to produce the correct bends to render the desirable form.
Some Assembly Required
A clear and easy method of construction allows Kerby to be shipped any where and be constructed by anyone.
Its in the Details
A perfect marriage of rigid connections and flexible parts creates a fluid and beautiful structure.