Poly Planter

Gaby Lollar, Justin Lowery, Kristen Perkins

Fall Semester 2012

POLY PLANTER is a modular livable wall system that explores the manipulation of a triangulated hexagon form. As the regular hexagon has all sides of the same length, with internal angles are 120° degrees, the triangle contains a vertex at the center of the hexagon and share one side with the hexagon establishing both geometric and structural equilibrium. The hexagon fits together without any gaps to tile the plane and is ideal for tessellations. The shape makes efficient use of space and building materials. The wall system is created through a process in which digital fabrication techniques are utilized to generate three apertures, which vary by connection, scale, rotation, and depth. The vegetation which inhabits the wall in the planter aperture provides the wall an element of life within a static environment.