AMAIZEING

MATERIAL EXPLORATION

I have been working specially with the waste byproduct husk material which have extremely strong and waterproof natural fibres.  By boiling down the husk to abstract these fibres, I have produced a series of biodegradable material prototypes

HUSK

FABRICS

1.

By mixing the fibres with potato starch I created a series of husk basics with a range of opacity and colour.  These could be installed as panels or internal screens.

HUSK

TENTS

2.

Taking this further, could we be soon camping at Glastonbury in biodegrade tents made from maize husk? This prototype provided the inspiration for the lean-to canopy.

HUSK CLADDING

3.

By drying and ironing the husk, could maize be used to as a waterproof veneer cladding material that could be used both internally and eternally.

KEY

PRECEDENT