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Posts Tagged ‘Modular’

Zero/Fold Screen


Year: 2010
Size: 10′ x 10′ x 3′
Location: Kasian Gallery, University of Calgary, Canada

Description: Although digital fabrication has allowed architects and designers to explore more complex geometries, one of the byproducts has been a lack of attention to material waste. Often digitally fabricated projects are generated from a top-down logic with the parameters of typical material sheet sizes being subordinated to the end of the design process. This project attempts to reverse that logic by starting from the basic material dimensions and then generating a series of components that will minimize material waste during CNC cutting while still producing an undulating, light-filtering screen in the gallery.

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