Concrete – Iterations

In development is a hexagon brick module, tiled into a wall system. A single cast unit can contain multiple sub-units, such as our cast panel which is composed of 7 hexagons. We are also exploring the scale of patterns and variation we can create, from patterns within a brick, to the entire wall, and from one face of the wall to the other.

Making this wall stable has been our greatest challenge. The wall must be tall (of architectural scale) but can’t be too wide, for economy of casting time, material cost, ease of installation (panel weight), and making use of a pattern which registers on both sides of the wall. The main connection types we tried included a double wall system, to widen the wall without adding too much material, or a system of locking the bricks together at their edges.

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