Silicon Screens : 2010
Design by OTA+ (Kory Bieg and Alexa Getting)
This project was an off-shoot from a series concrete screen panels we were developing to test the limitations of Ductal High-Performance Concrete. For this particular pattern, we decided to prototype some small scale molds in which we could pour different materials to test durability and performance. We settled on Silicon for the materials ability to flex and its translucent properties. Although the design is for one unit, the pattern will tile seamlessly. The pattern was developed as a 3ds Max script. The parameters of each cell can be limitlessly reconfigured to produce a series of entirely unique units. The data that defines a particular configuration of cells is directly exported to the CNC Mill for immediate fabrication.