Hypars Hall


Hollywood . California

Academic / Studio

Instructor: Heather Roberge

04 - 06 2019 / 10 weeks

The overall structural framework began with the development of a single module, made up of hypar shells conceived as figural columns, a mezzanine that slips between hypars, and a doubly curved roof canopy. The paraboloids change shape as edges and vertices are manipulated to inform the overall structural and spatial environment. At times, the hypars combine to form shells, providing lateral stability and producing a nested interior. On a 40' by 40' grid, the hypars act as shells when arrayed in series and combined, and act as figural columns when distributed separately.