Fractal cube

Quantum dilemma
2016

The apparently chaotic structure of nature has a particular property that makes the supervision of any creation unnecessary. Every pattern is replicated at different scales automatically without the intervention of any external mind or will.

Fractal geometry that reigns in nature gives us an explanation of how nature achieves a complete definition whatever the scale it is observed.

Each cube wants to exhibit a particular cut of nature and provoke a different degree of perception depending on the mood of the observer. So earth is represented by terracota, water is materialized with ice, air is captured in the gaps of a mesh like structure of porous aluminium and fire is evoked by the rays of light refracted in a prism of coloured glass.

A variation of the typical nine squares composition where the inner square is missing has been used and iterated a maximum of three times, rendering visible the simpleness and strength of a fractal pattern.

The basic pattern is formed by eight square prisms measuring 1,5 centimeters wide and 13,5 centimeters long. In the second iteration, 64 prisms build a cube the side of which corresponds to 13,5 centimeters.

Info

Category
Product design

Type
toy

Date
2016

 

Status
Competition proposal, research