Grid 1- the chain below is formed through folding the pages of 2 or more books into each other, with the spines facing outward. when this connection is used to form different geometries, the combinations can be compressed together as a system into various arcs, vaults and double-curve modules. the malleability of the interlocked pages within the books allow the form to follow a curve, while the spines of each book act in compression to provide rigidity. we see this system as a jumping off point for developing an interlocking gridshell system or the creation of a woven surface where all members are acting in compression. image (2) Untitled4IMG_0508    image (4)