The emerging use of Triangulation in Art, Architecture and Design is not just for visual impact, but increasingly for functional innovation.
This emergence is probably due to a digital familiarity and an increase in 3D modelling which is all done using mesh surfaces which are tessellated with triangles.
Notable examples of Triangulation are:-
The Polygon Double Deer by Kohei Nawa and the Pyramids album cover.
Portraits by Lucas Simões.
Folds By David Mesguich and Valentin Van der Meulen and Fox by Bongo Design.
White Elephant by Jimenez Lai, is an art furniture piece that “tumbles to attain multiple orientations to blur the qualification plans and sections”.
A piece by an unknown artist.
In 2005 Xavier Veilhan presented a series of low resolution sculptures called ‘People as Volume’.
In architecture, Live Components designed a tessellated folding structure which changes shape when twisted.
The major deconstructive architects have all recently been using striking triangulation features in their work.
Zaha Hadid designed the Guangzhou Opera House.
Coop Himmelb(l)au designed the BMW Welt in Munich.
The graphic below was done by designer Risata as an internship project for BMW.
HOK architects designed the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida.
For product design, United Nude did a Lo Res abstract design series in 2010. Using a 3D scanner objects were scanned and the 3D resolution was lowered to create increasingly abstract forms.
The Lo Res project lead to the design of the United Nude Lo Res high heel ladies court shoes.
Andreia Chaves designed the Invisible Shoes combining leather making techniques together with advanced 3D printing technology.
Similar footwear worn by Beyonce in the mucic video of ‘Run the World’.
Nike released the Steve Nash Trash Talk basket ball shoe in 2008, followed by the ACG Scrap Moc. Both designs utilize off-cut waste material from the die cutting of footwear in the factory.
Zhang Zhoujie designed the Triangulation Furniture Series, exploring the relationships and interactions of faceted triangular surfaces in the creation of beautiful objects.
The Quasi Cabinet by Aranda/Lasch.
Sandra Backlund‘s Rorschach inspired dress designs.
In Print the Novum Magazine Cover by Paperlux could be folded into a sculptural surface.
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