Cocoon is a process for iterative fabrication of composite lattice structures. The lightweight and luminous exoskeletons can be hung individually, linearly, or in an aggregated overhead canopy. A fabrication process of locating points around a central axis, linking those points with a guide rail, overlaying a series of geodetic lattice layers, and fusing the composite layers together has implications beyond lighting installations to non-standard column and vault construction. The jig used in construction is fully reusable, and capable of achieving a wide range of variety in size, form, and density. Regardless of variations, the system retains the structural logic of the composite lattice and the aesthetic unity of a family of similar, yet unique members.
Synthetic Tectonics – Jason Kelly Johnson
California College of the Arts