Design Studio with Ben Pell / Keller Easterling

Pinched combines a single formal operation, pinching, with a single material, chip board, to produce a skin that creates layered effects. The pinch is employed at different scales and densities on the skin and is combined through corrugation on the exterior. Begining with the idea of the spiked skin of a sea urchin that activates sequentially as the urchin moves, the skin of the volume is visually activated by the shifting position of a person moving through the space. A central void, used to maximize light exposure, is surrounded with circulation creating a looping path with no single destination. The path encourages movement to produce a changing performance of shadow and view.