Ball and Torus
Lining Yao is a Masters student and research assistant in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab who designed and fabricated parametric installations. The ball is made of 60 pieces of squares. All the squares have the same size and cut. A cut is made in each corner to join the two corners from two connected squares. She made this design based on Yoshinobu Miyamoto’s explanation about icosahedron.
Different from the former ball, which shape is made of the surface pieces, the torus has an entire 3D shaped built out of card board. Again, she got inspired from Yoshinobu Miyamoto, Architect and Professor at AIT (Aichi Institute of Technology, Japan).