Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture

grasshopper, rhino, cnc, pla, corrugated cardboard

status : complete

Joined exhibition team as principle fabricator for all furniture and signage components in the exhibit. Components developed include:

  • nine 8′ tall typographic elements,
  • nine 9′ long freestanding workstations,
  • one 32′ long bench,
  • three architectural drawing display tables ranging in length from 7-12′
  • one virtual reality workstation
  • four stools

Initiated fabrication, construction, joinery, and material research used for developing a novel assembly system and production workflow for creating of a collection of furniture pieces and large-scale objects using honeycomb cardboard and wood.

Subsequent R+D resulted in a provisional patent :

Marold, K., Honeycomb Cardboard Edge Insert Component that Creates a Reinforced, Rigid Edge and Continuous Connection Surface Allowing for Crush-Resistant Edges and Continous, High Surface Area, Edge-to-Face and Edge-to-Edge Fastening of Multiple Honeycomb Parts, ID Number: 62/954,239, Patent Type: Provisional, Application: December 19, 2019, Approved: December 27, 2019.

Also developed and instructed a supporting student fabrication seminar titled ” Topological Ecotones”

The work produced in this seminar were also included in the Fred Jones exhibit.

Ecotones are transitional regions that bridge two distinct biological communities, for example, the zone between a forest and grassland. As such an ecotone contains overlapping characteristics of two biomes, and often contain a mixture of plant and animal species from each adjacent ecosystem. Ecotones are patchworks, edge conditions and are typically more dynamic biologically and topographically than their adjacent communities. In your design investigations you will identify and develop digital processes that explore distinct topographical conditions that amplify and articulate these edge conditions. These unique ecotones can push against the boundaries of earthly terrains and explore hypothetical, other-worldly terrains. In so much of the work done by American School architects, there is also a presence of distinct material ecosystems that converge in dynamic and energetic ways, creating architectural ecotones in their own right. In keeping with this spirit, our work will explore particular topics of tectonic intersection, connections with nature and topographical extremes.

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