Saturday, April 30, 2011

In the Making

(*some assembly required)

A glimpse into the process which our group of seven is currently undergoing. The final piece to be unveiled to the public next Thursday during our studio wide gallery:

Plexus: Exhibition of Experimental Architecture

Work in Progress

Two Models: Wine bottle for scale

Friday, April 22, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Zarletti: Wood Veneer Panel Prototype

The past week has been a whirlwind of details, details, and more details.  Here is the prototype that embodies the spirit of the final design

Here is a glimpse of how it will look in the restaurant

A script allows us to calculate the curvature of the veneer as well as the positioning of the structural fins. The curves of one section (three adjacent panels) is pictured above. The blue circles control the density, the green circles control the peaks, and the yellow circles control the valleys.

We can't wait to unveil the final fabricated panels at the gallery on May 5th!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Aluminum Pod-Ceiling Prototype

We made a big push this week to mock up a functioning field of our current ceiling pod components. We're loving the textures and light patterns so far. Maybe darker glass bottles for proper restaurant ambiance..?

Friday, April 1, 2011

Crisp - Early Prototypes

Crisp- Existing

Initial Lantern Idea

Most recent "Leopard Box-Spine"
(currently on its side)

Multiple boxes would be spaced along an invisible spine connecting the data/electrical connection points already existing in the ceiling of Crisp. Differentiating in depth, length, or width could create a sea serpent-feel of diving in and out of the ceiling.

Zarletti Restaurant Installation

The Site: Corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Mason Street

The Installation: The Resessed Ceiling Alcove

Prototype: Three

Prototype: Four