The design behind the model was to create boxes that appeared to float, and a base similar to that of a boat. The basic elements of the design include the cross-section base made of dowels, and three wooden cubes of different sizes. The majority of the design is built upon the tension created by the strings that connect the wooden blocks to the base.
The Construction Process
In building the model, it was pertinent to account for all forces that would occur throughout all phases of construction. In order to successfully add all the blocks, an additional tension wire had to be added to prevent the base from falling backwards.