crinkle-CORKle Wall

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This project takes cues from Thomas Jefferson’s geometric definitions for his serpentine walls at the University of Virginia and expands on its potential with new material variation and robotic assembly. Cork was utilized as the material variation to push the geometric envelope. This lightweight and sustainable material permits larger structural cantilevers while still producing a natural color variation across the whole. Every other course is comprised of the same number of bricks except they are rotated 90 degrees to introduce additional porosity and textural difference. Utilizing KukaPRC and a parametrically defined model we were able to test several iterations with the robotic arm.

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