Converting a Möbius-Torus Into a Walkable Sculpture

Brian Aronowitz and Carlo H. Séquin

EECS Department
University of California, Berkeley
Technical Report No. UCB/EECS-2019-170
December 14, 2019

http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2019/EECS-2019-170.pdf

This project started as a collaboration with Wanqin Nong, a New York City based artist. Inspired by Séquin’s video "Topology of a Twisted Torus," the artist created the concept of a room-sized walk-in Möbius Torus that could be explored on foot. Nong also specified that the torus should display an elegant elongated, egg-shaped geometry, with some important proportions expressing the golden ratio. In this report, we describe the techniques we used to construct such a geometrical model, which is suitable for both architectural visualizations and 3D-printing.


BibTeX citation:

@techreport{Aronowitz:EECS-2019-170,
    Author = {Aronowitz, Brian and Séquin, Carlo H.},
    Title = {Converting a Möbius-Torus Into a Walkable Sculpture},
    Institution = {EECS Department, University of California, Berkeley},
    Year = {2019},
    Month = {Dec},
    URL = {http://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2019/EECS-2019-170.html},
    Number = {UCB/EECS-2019-170},
    Abstract = {This project started as a collaboration with Wanqin Nong, a New York City based artist. Inspired by Séquin’s video "Topology of a Twisted Torus," the artist created the concept of a room-sized walk-in Möbius Torus that could be explored on foot. Nong also specified that the torus should display an elegant elongated, egg-shaped geometry, with some important proportions expressing the golden ratio. In this report, we describe the techniques we used to construct such a geometrical model, which is suitable for both architectural visualizations and 3D-printing.}
}

EndNote citation:

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