Using as a point of departure a series of experiments to discover and test the material properties of wax, the design challenge was to create a passageway between a beekeeper’s house and his library. After a series of trials, one of the most interesting properties of wax which presented the most potential was the relatively small temperature range between its boiling point and its point of solidification. Advancing with this and building upon previous experiments, wax was poured along hanging strings of shredded fabric, beading and hardening along the fabric’s surface. In the spirit of Gaudì, the resulting form could be inverted, resulting in a very interesting and complex structure. This process of form-giving was finally abstractly translated into the passageway model, seemingly freezing moments in time as it's spatially manipulated.
Process Photo 2 / wax poured over fabric
Final Result / hardened wax/fabric structure, inverted