On Thursday, November 7th, College of Architecture + The Arts Assistant Professor Nick Gelpi opened Force Frames at the BEA International Gallery. The exhibition features designs and a built installation that examines the tension within a structure. Visitors are invited to lightly tap on the frames of the pavilion to sense this tension.
The pavilion’s frames are connected by custom-made, 3D-printed joints – each one, extraordinarily, having a unique measurement and body. Blue string connects the frames by the edges, to visually represent the tension between the structure’s parts. “As the frames are squeezed their shapes change” said Gelpi. “The thinness of the structure allows movement and motion and reveals forces in various appearances.”
To see Force Frames, visit the BEA International Gallery at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture, at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus.
The following individuals participated in Assistant Professor Nick Gelpi’s Force Frames:
Dean McMurry Julia Sarduy Noel Palacios Jorge Rodriguez
Zoe Russian Jorge Bonsenor Leah Davis Maria Sol Rivera
Priscilla Cuadra Natalia Cardenas Naaly Pierre Ebehi Ijewere Agustin Martins
Adam Feinstein Daniel Rodriguez Giovanna Gallardo Monica Rodriguez
Mauricio Gonzales Yasaman Sadigh