acadia workshop

Fall 2013

Rigidized Metal Fabrication Workshop


Team Members: Hanna Ihrke, Dan Vrana, David Heaton, John Constentello



This project was developed during a design charette hosted by rigidized metals in which a project was designed, fabricated, and assembled in two days.

The concept was to create a panelized surface in which a single panel unit was able to intuitively handle a corner condition i.e. ceiling to wall, wall to wall etc., a common problem that parametrically designed surfaces face. Utilizing scalar shifts and faceted surfaces, a single unit

was developed that could be aggregated into a global system addressing the issues of changing surface orientation. We then developed the system parametrically and from that model, created fabrication 

drawings. We were then walked through the fabrication process while our unit panels were being made. Our project was manufactured through an industrial fabrication proccess. Taking the fabricated panels, we assembled a localized corner condition of our global form.