3D Geometry and Structure
July 9th – 13th, 2018
Beginning with geometry, first we are going to identify the “Lost Triangle”. Defined by the opposite corners diagonal of the cube we will see how it is the key to the cubic world. Moving to structure we will identify and build the node that is my key to building in this world. Made with three mutually perpendicular pairs of planar material, each student will have the opportunity to draw, fabricate and assemble their own.
Gregg Fleishman is an architect, designer, artist and inventor whose work is largely informed by geometry and functionality. A Los Angeles native, Fleishman earned an architectural degree at the University of Southern California. His SCULPT C H A I R S are included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (NY), Yale University Art Gallery, and the Art Institute of Chicago.
Fleishman now mostly works in structures with a diamond panel form which is distilled out of a 3-D checkerboard of cubes. The various truncations form the orthogonal variations of Archimedean solids. The assembly of these solids in various configurations form the geometrical basis for his shelter systems. With integral slots and notches there are no screws or fasteners in his CNC router cut solid birch plywood structures.
The largest example of this work was the temple at Burning Man in 2013 which was a pyramid six stories tall.
He holds many patents for his designs. Largely influenced by his early work experience in the construction industry, Fleishman’s mission is to continue developing ways to make building easier.
For more information about Gregg, please visit: greggfleishman.com