Estelle Yoon (MArch I 2020)
Thesis, Fall 2019
A fragment model of a facade and its attached interior space at 1 ft-0 in=1/4 in scale. Overall size without the base: 24 in x 18 in x 36 in
Most of the solid vertical structure of the model is made of flip-milled high-density foam (color came in pink-grey). The floors are made of 6mm-thick white PVC foam boards, also CNCed.
The glazing was made with vacuum-formed PETG sheets. The formwork for the vacuum-forming is a CNC-ed high-density foam. The vacuum-forming process allows for a high fidelity to the texture of the mold that the granular texture of the foam piece left mark on the surface of the glass piece, producing a frost effect. The spiral stairs were 3D-printed and the railing was made with a thin steel sheet, hand-cut.
The core was attached to the base, both made with laminated MDF pieces. The walls around the core was 3D-printed and painted to match the color of the high-density foam. The assembly took place floor-by-floor, relying mainly on pressure fitting. The glazing was added last.
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Model Types: assemblage, facade, section, fragment, interior
Lab Areas: cnc, 3d printer, wood shop, vacuum form, hand made
Material Processes: 3D printing, cnc routing, drilling, molding, hand cutting, sawing
Primary Materials: MDF (Medium-Density Fibreboard), PLA (polylactic acid)
Assembling Materials: superglue, wood glue, tacky glue, screws
Finishing Materials: spray paint
Model Scale: 1/4″=1′-0″
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