Lauralee Williams (MLA I AP 2021), Daniela Gomez
Make sure to use safe procedures if handling hazardous materials such as resin.
The two parts of the plywood mold that will be used to cast the concrete.
Plywood mold with hardware before and after filling with concrete.
Construction Exploration Pt. I+II:
Pt. 1: Concrete Component:
Design and Test
This concrete unit is the first phase product of an architectural joint study. The unit is designed with features allowing for the attachment or joining with a complimentary material.
Pt. 2: Resin Component: Translucency and extension
In Part 2, the fasteners cast into the concrete unit are an intermediate system that allow for a joint with another material. Using some similar techniques as with the concrete, we created a mold that would allow us to cast layers of resin, with reinforcement, to form a curved sheet. The lightness and translucency of the resin compliments the mass and opacity of the concrete. The form of the concrete piece is extended by the resin sheet, creating a continuous ‘exterior’ surface. The unit is a conceptual but structural design of a wall component containing apertures exploring light, texture and structure of the material.
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Model Types: assemblage, construction detail, concept, modular
Lab Areas: wood shop, hand made
Material Processes: casting, drilling, pasting, lamination, pouring, sanding, burning, sawing
Primary Materials: casting cement, resin, plywood, aluminum, basswood, concrete
Assembling Materials: adhesive, wood glue, screws, nails, silicone
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