Emerging objects collaborated with Andrew Kudless, principal of Matsys Design, to generate a cement polymer prototype of the P_Ball – the latest in Kudless’ p_series.

The p-series projects explore digital and physical processes of self-organization. In this specific prototype, a geodesic sphere is inflated yet constrained by multiple points. This tension creates a series of undulating surfaces across the larger geodesic framework. The 3D printed prototype was created to help understand the visual, geometric, and fabrication issues involved in producing a larger cast concrete installation for the Berkeley Botanical Garden.

Twenty hexagons and twelve pentagons converge to form the sphere.

designer: Andrew Kudless – http://matsysdesign.com/

material: expansion cement

dimensions: 15-1/2″ D

process: 3D printing