Unfolding is composed of folded timber components produced using kerfing, a cutting method that allows flat rigid panels to be turned into foldable or curved elements using select scoring and cutting patterns. The design team has performed extensive research into the fabrication process, considering the topology and geometry of kerf patterns, equipment use and types of wooden panels.

Through this, the project represents a bold first step in the development of a unique fabrication system with significant wider implications, whereby a prefabricated, flat-packed and easily transportable component can be used to create useful, sustainable and beautiful buildings and structures anywhere in the world with minimal on-site expertise required.

You can see a selection of images and videos from the design and manufacturing process below.
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