“When a chain hangs in-between two supports, it will follow a line defined by gravity. This is the catenary. When this line is reversed, a strong form for taking compressive forces emerges.” Antonio Gaudi used this principle to determine the shape of his buildings.
The shape of the amazing Gaudi Stool, designed by Utrecht based Bram Geenen, was created in the same way that AntonI Gaudi designed the structure of his churches — by making a model of hanging chains, so letting gravity determine the strongest and most logical shape for withstanding forces.
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