MATSYS

White Noise

White Noise

White Noise elevation

White Noise elvation

White Noise side view

White Noise side view

White Noise Detail

White Noise Detail

White Noise Detail: air bubbles create opacity and white color

White Noise Detail: air bubbles create opacity and white color


Year: 2003
Location: Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR
Description: A collaboration between Bullseye Glass and Allied Works, this project explores ideas of modularity and flexibility while maximizing the glass’s material qualities through the most minimal means. The system consists of two glass panels: one straight, one curved. Each panel is kiln-formed from a even gradient of glass frit. The smallest frit creates more air bubbles as it is heated, causing the glass to become more opaque. Likewise, larger frit creates less air bubbles and a clearer glass. These panels are arranged and rearranged on site by the owner between two tracks. The ability to position each panel in multiple ways on the track allows for a system that is both flexible and minimal.

Credits: Andrew Kudless and Keith Alnwick (Co-Project Leads) while at Allied Works Architecture