LaserCut Computer Controlled Cutting

Description of the Project

Based on a triangular configuration, this system made of cardboard pretends to simulate a facade.
The part of each component that works as the structure, is also where the joints are found and where the components attach to each other with a press-fit joinery system.
On the other hand, the non-structural parts, move in order to open or close the facade.

Technical Information

Fab Academy Barcelona Class No.4
Assignament: Computer Controlled Cutting
By Robert Garita

Machine: Legend 36EXT Epilog Laser Cut
-Rhino 5
-Cardboard 3mm


Final Project: The "Responsive" Cardboard Facade

    Each one of the pieces are designed to be assembled without any type of glue, using the press-fit construction technique. The interesting part of this design is in the configuration that all the small pieces make together and form a completely articulated system. Both the 2D drawings for laser cutting and the 3D model can be downloaded to be fabricated or improved.

    One of the most important characteristics of the system is that it was thought to be applied in some kind of surface, specifically a wall. Therefore, I engraved some lines that would allow me to fold the cardboard, letting it move, simulating an element that opens and closes.