**work still in progress, updating on Feb 15th afternoon.*

for this two week exercise, teaming up with Grau, we decided to play with shapes that appear to be oddly balanced, but balanced. A shape that is created by multiple other shapes.

**step 000**

pinned down the shape we wanted to realize, found in book *Structural Packaging.* This is a shape that is consisted of two cubes colliding into each other on a slight angle.

**step 001**

we traced the 2D model off the book with normal printing paper on the ratio of 1:1, cutting and folding along the lines.

**step 003**

folding the shape into 3D.

**step 004**

this was when the actual beginning of this exercise begun. we needed to translate the paper to a thicker material, which means calculating the measurements that also considers 1/8'' thickness.**question : we did this with a pure mathematical method on paper. is there a software that can calculate material thickness and give out 3D/2D dimensions easily?**

**step 005**

after the first calculation, we decided to prototype and see if the measurements work in 3D. we used 1/8'' cardboard, created an illustrator file and used the laser cutter.

**step 006**

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**step 010**

**result : **