Top view showing planar arrangement of Centipede Tower

Structure of oiled paper umbrella


The Centipede Tower uses intricate guy wires connecting multiple vertical supports to create a light weight structure that is expansive yet seemingly gliding.  Taking a different design approach from that of typical pylons, which are a pure reduction to economical engineering and necessity, this design replicates and repeats its segments until they become minute.

With its shape changing depends on the viewers position, the tower gives an impression of an intricate insect in movement, skimming the terrain.

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