Noahs Prism (2015)

Client: Loop.pH
Artist: Loop.pH
Location: Primrose Hill, London

Date: 2015-10-01 00:00:00 +0000
Tags: London, enclosure, cable net, Kangaroo2, form finding

Noahs Prism is a cable net structure clad in a prismatic film built in the grounds of Sigmund Freud’s old house in Primrose Hill, North London. We collaborated with Artists Loop.ph in the concept design, form finding and structural design of the 25m by 25m tent structure. This exploited the Kangaroo2 plug-in for Rhino/Grasshopper to mimic structural properties and behaviour after having first developed a minimum energy surface. We believe this was a first for obtaining structural forces and deflections directly from a Kangaroo2 model. The tent is supported by 4 very slim internal steel columns and a number of strategically placed steel tubes around the perimeter of the garden.