SunSys is a spatial system of planar elements developed by Jens Böke. It is able to form double curved geometries with different opening degress. After its first application as a parametric Pavilion Design in 2008, it will be now fabricated in scale 1:1 as a double cuvred wall on our Campus Emilie in Detmold.
Each element is different, but the principle of fabrication and assembly is the same. The control of the panels’ position and orientation is organized by a parametric 3D-model. The ID of each panel is engraved as a label to enhance the assembly process.
The elements of SunSys are distributed along a guiding surface. All influencing parameters can be changed in the Grasshopper definition, which also generates the layout of the 2D- curves for the milling machine.
The SunSys wall is made from 400 planar panels. The position and rotation of each elements is displayed by a labeling.
Before starting with the production of the elements, the connections are doublechecked in a 1:1 mock-up. While optimizing tolerances, we recognized that we also had to integrate a locking mechanism to avoid tension.
CreditsJens Böke MA
Prof. Dipl. -Ing Marco Hemmerling MA