Elevated Mass is the façade of a house in southern Louisiana. We were hired as design consultants to develop siting and massing strategies as well as fully design the Elevated Mass. We exploited the properties of concrete and contemporary fabrication techniques to create a sculptural, performative building enclosure. With a precast fabrication company, we developed a method of aggregating and casting nine CNC milled primitives to create sculptural ‘waves’ arranged in various ways so that each panel was unique when cast. Our method was far more economic than using CNC milling to make unique molds for every panel and contributed to the visual effect of the building. The textures of the self-cleaning concrete panels reflect the sun in different ways, as the façade seems to float amidst its wooded terrain.
Bayne Dickinson Architect (Lead Architect), OnetoOne (Design Consultant)
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