The folding plate truss structure grew out of our early experiments with paper folding and a love of the longspan structural systems documented in Heino Engel’s beautiful 1967 book “Structure Systems“.

We were asked to participate in a exhibition at Chapman University’s Gallery curated by Kati Rubinyi. The folding structure is literally a scaled up paper sheet structure constructed in translucent double walled polycarbonate sheeting. The sculptural arch folds flat and into form just like its small ideator.