Bamboo Fibonacci Hyperboloidal Tower
Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan

©2013 Akio Hizume

1st-19th Oct. 2013

In the past, I built many Fibonacci Towers in the world except hyperboloid surface as follows.

The Past Bamboo Fibonacci Towers
zero curvature
Miami, USA, 2002

Costa Rica, 2007

Atlanta, USA, 2008

Shizuoka, Japan, 2009

Kyoto, Japan, 2004

Tokyo, Japan, 2008
positive curvature
Shiga, Japan, 2008

Kyoto, Japan, 2004

Tokyo, Japan, 2006

Chiba, Japan, 2006

Tokyo, Japan, 2012

Shizuoka, Japan, 2013

I designed a hypervoloidal Fibonacci Tower in 2008 (Manifold #17).

At last I have realised the hypervoloid one.
This is a negaive curvature surface.
The tower is based on the Fibonacci Tornado mod 2.
We can play unique musical scale by clapping the structure, because the length of members are determined logarithmically.
In addition, the structure is effective for collecting rainwater.

First I built the basement structure.

Then I built upper structure.
The five ropes are essentially necessary and enough.

I named this work the "Black Hole."

In parallel, I constructed an experimental city based on the Penrose Tiling with students.
The city design was called "neuro-architecture" but it should be called "Quasi-Crystal City".
This event became an annual.
This is fourth times.(See the first neuro-architecture.)
Students built their own house, cooked dish over fire, sold something by local money, played music there.
Everyday I instructed geometry and quasi-periodic music to students in the city.

Most of students noticed that quasi-periodic pattern is more humanly than existing rigid system.

After that, the Bamboo Fibonacci Hyperboloidal Tower and the experimental city were displayed for a month.
Sometimes the structure were used for play ground for children.
Children tried to build themselves something using bamboo.
I guess that these geometric structures raised children's creative mind.
Sometimes they were also used as a bench for students.

Special Thanks

Takaaki Bando
Hiroyuki Hashiguchi
Hiroto Hiyoshi
Tomohisa Saito
Dept. of Science of Design, Musashino Art University

Volunteer Students of the Musashino Art University

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