I’m continuing my research into the choice of materials. Currently, looking into geology a bit further and also considering alternative materials, such as composite or aggregate stones, which could work well, as it can be fabricated using recycled materials and perhaps made according to the specification of my final model, to suit joints or hinges as required.
I like the idea of contrast/ juxtaposition of materials and exploring detailing for this ‘impossible’ stairs. Carlo Scarpa has some interesting details and the combination of stone/ concrete and metal joints appeals to me as a material choice too. See image below.
I’m still considering the cube as a starting form and from that decompose/ unfold the ‘impossible stairs’.
I started experimenting with two volumes and how they may meet/ move/ unfold… some images bellow, it’s all still very much work in progress at this stage, but I will try and resolve the final shape of the model and how it actually may come together and how it disassembles too. Im just concerned that my choice of material isn’t flexible enough or easy to work with in order to produce this mechanical cube turn into a impossible staircase…