Luca Nagy

I am a second year Master’s student in the Mechanics, Materials, and Structures program in the CEE Department at Princeton University. I have a BA in Anthropology from Princeton (2007) and a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering with a focus on Bridge Design from the Budapest University of Technology (2012).

My current research focuses on implementing curved crease origami principles into large scale structures. Curved crease origami has been on the radar of architects since the Bauhaus, but its principles and possible applications are still not well understood. Curved creases would allow for three dimensional shapes to be created from flat surfaces, creating rigid and lightweight structures of complicated shapes. The mechanisms of origami also suggest possible uses in adaptive structural systems. I am currently working on a simple curved origami shape that would serve as both structural shape and the deployment mechanism of an adaptive pedestrian bridge.

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