Monday, December 20, 2010
The concept of this project was to create a bi-porus wall system out of units having interlocking modular lobes. This bricks could then be flipped into multiple orientations according to programmatic (light, air, plants) requirements. The systems took a formal precedent form the heterogeneous hierarchical forms of lichen on rocks and a conceptual precedent of lipid membranes that make up cell walls. The nodes on the end of each 'bone' contain the apertures and lateral interlocking mechanisms while the internal spandrel piece scales down to create an interior space inside the wall for a cast or formed in support matrix. In the final produced piece each module containing 4 bricks (2 press molded solid, 1 slipped hollow, and one transparent resit) is held together by melted acrylic sheets and hardware. This would allow quicker construction and modularity while maintaining transparency in the interior spandrel voids.