The Nomad system I hoped for didn't work out this time. I made do with what was lying about and here we are.
It doesn't have the same stability and I couldn't complete an overhead arch without collapse but I was able to go up, which was absolutely groovy.
The mix of colors and wrong-side view worked well and actually played nice with the crazy hotel carpeting.
With the Nomad inspired buildling blocks we constructed the portal to a knowledge ecosystem at the Global Innovation Summit in San Jose, California. The installation grew out of The Rainforest Blueprint: How to Design Your Own Silicon Valley by Victor Hwang and collaborators.
It's always a great exercise in 'what if' to play with what's on hand and make it work. Fun!