Christopher Gallegos (MArch I 2020)
Core III, Howeler Studio
A project for the Opera of the future for Boston Lyric Opera and Berklee School of Music.
This shot shows the competing attempt to showcase different materials, process and methods for achieving a concept or emphasizing an effect to an appropriate scale. Clockwise from top left: (1) facade ghosting effect, (2) programmatic massing, (3) 2D Circulation, (4) Main structure distribution, (5) Main programs highlighted, (6) alternate programmatic massing
Each model base was CNC routed from a solid assembled plywood stock to fit the studio foam context model – replicating multiple bases early on allowed many strategies to be tested within the context model. Materially, each model looked at different stocks and construction strategies – Clockwise from top left: (1) sandblasted and vacuum formed PETG sheet over painted wood blocks, (2) hot wire cut blue foam with applied acrylic paint and basswood dowels, (3) handcut paper model with wood dowels, (4) 3D printed PLA elements spray painted white, (5) Laser cut acrylic with spray painted blue foam, (6) updated model similar to type 2.
The only adhesives used were a minimal amount of soba and super glue, as most pieces were built to slot together. Some are removable from the base entirely to test other strategies
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Model Types: concept, process, facade, site, building
Lab Areas: cnc, 3d printer, project room, hot wire cutter, vacuum form, wood shop, hand made, laser cutter
Material Processes: 3D printing, cnc routing, drilling, hand cutting, hot wire cutting, woodworking
Primary Materials: acrylic (PMMA), balsa wood, basswood, blue foam, bristol, chipboard, matboard, paper, PETG sheets, PLA (polylactic acid), white polystyrene
Assembling Materials: hot glue, double sided tape, sobo glue, zap-a-gap glue accelerator, superglue
Finishing Materials: spray paint, acrylic paint
Model Scale: 1/16″=1′-0″
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