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  • 01:00 - 9 April, 2011


From the architect. Our intention was to create a simple, hexagonally based, component system that would act as a lit “drop ceiling” for the space, as the ceiling height would allow for quite a bit of variation in the surface. Everything was accomplished in Grasshopper other than the input surface from Rhino, this includes all unrolling for fab, label, patterning, and connections. There was no hardware used for connections besides the given hangers for the lamp cords, cutting costs and allowing the materials to work to each other’s benefit.

Tabs on the styrene lock into the solid acrylic connectors as a rigid sidewall, causing the material to bend within the component as apposed to at its edges. This let all the components meet evenly and created a rigid shell after being connected. The lit hexagonal panels act as the hanger connection point for the piece, and a custom acrylic tab was created to hold the socket cable after being thread through the component, which attaches to clips tied to the waffle grid.

Through the use of computational tools (both software and hardware) and good student help, we were able to complete the project within 6 days. The installation will remain at the entrance for the time being and will then migrate to another permanent home within the building.

Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "EXOtique / PROJECTiONE" 09 Apr 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>
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fezmy mustafa · November 15, 2011

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Candy D. · July 05, 2011 @plethoraapp

Bryan Baer · April 27, 2011

I agree with Paul as I am in CAP at BSU. It is quite impressive but the location could have been much better. as it makes me feel awkward most of the time. But, it really cool just as you walk in! But, for the given time... GREAT JOB!

schiang99 · April 20, 2011 @plethoraapp

Gabe Ruane · April 18, 2011

#hexagonal installation @plethoraapp

Ar.Ca 3 · April 13, 2011


Joshua Vermillion · April 13, 2011

Was pleasure to invite @imadefab Fellows, @PROJECTiONE to design+fab an entry installation. Check it out at @ArchDaily

i.M.A.D.E · April 13, 2011

It was our great pleasure to invite this year&#39s Institute for Digital Fabrication Fellows, PROJECTiONE, to...

Paul Desmond · April 12, 2011

While it changed the scale of the entrance as I go there, it proves nothing else. It is a great spatial experience for about a minute. It is very impressive on the ground floor however, there are stairs right behind it and if they incorporated the design with the stairs, then it would of been very successful.

Vlatka & Visnja · April 11, 2011

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Sudar Khadka · April 11, 2011

it is great to finally see something like this exploring tectonics a bit deeper. It is a more thoughtful application of paramatric design than most other things of this sort

Dane Carlson · April 10, 2011

If I'm not mistaken, the project was executed in under a week. Pretty impressive scale of work for the time allotted.

Steven T. Putt · April 10, 2011

RT @PROJECTiONE: Thanks arch daily!

tomi_hendrawan · April 10, 2011

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Juan Gayarre · April 10, 2011

RT @A_GR_MX: “@ArchDaily: EXOtique / PROJECTiONE #architecture” sweet!


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Barry Maguire · April 09, 2011

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Josh Mings · April 09, 2011

While I'm not a fan of this type of design, I can certainly appreciate it for what it is. The fabrication on it is quite exquisite, although the right side of it seems unfinished. To me it wants to extend itself to make a back wall and further strengthen the notion of room within a room that it already has.

Martin Hedin · April 09, 2011

Nice, I want one in my living room!


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