Friday, July 17, 2009

Bronze Connection Detail (for brick & CMU wall construction)

This is a detail that I am developing for a technology class as part of a theatre that I designed.

The intent is to place bronze "plug ins" at eight foot intervals on a brick rainscreen/ concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall construction. The bronze pieces would be bolted to the CMU and project through the brick rainscreen. A face plate would be welded in place after the facebrick is laid.

These plug-ins are designed to accept typical scaffold poles for temporary scaffold to erect a stage for performaces/anything that would take place on the front of the building. The bronze would age and a patina would run down the front of the building at 8' intervals developing a "stained" pattern.

Any feedback is welcomed as I'm still working out a lot of the specifics. I've included a photograph of a 1:1 model that I built in MDF wood, and a model of the theatre that it was designed for. I will post more images of the theatre design later if it makes sense.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Tate Modern Gallery, London England

Click the link below, or search "tate modern" on flicker to see the variety of art installations in the space.