I started with folding paper. And found simple origami pattern that seemed very interesting to me. I then used thin dowels to recreate the origami pattern. I found this structure to be very strong though I still needed triangular surfaces between the bars.
"Design Reading Room,"
Datum: student journal of architecture: Vol. 2
, Article 27.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/datum/vol2/iss1/27