kite

 

bat kite

This design was for a kite competition put on by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. Batkite features black nylon canvas sewn together in an aerodynamic form. Wooden dowels structure the fabric in two separate systems. Our kite was chosen as a finalist by a panel of judges from the Smithsonian.

Our initial sketch portraying a simple triangular form. The design evolved as we aimed to make the kite more aerodynamic.

Our initial sketch portraying a simple triangular form. The design evolved as we aimed to make the kite more aerodynamic.