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Design II - Spring 2020

This model was produced in advance of the Woven Quarry and ultimately becomes the main formal and material basis for the architectural project. The model is a material system study attempting to weave stone. It consists of alternated half-lap joints aggregated randomly and carved into carefully measured and cut limestone strips that are stacked onto one another. These formed layering sequences, which could be alternated and rearranged to produce a multitude of spatial understandings of the cube. Developing a modular system as such, the stone pieces can be imagined to shift in scale or be aggregated to a higher degree, thus broadening the scope on materials and forms within architecture. Each limestone strip is cut vertically and chiseled to replicate vertical terracing processes, often seen in limestone quarries. Woven Stone won second place in Cornell’s 2020 Edward York Memorial Prize.

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