Micro-articulated Wall

Molds used for this system presented a pixelated surface and were placed in an irregular arrangement. Each pixel had a different depth, resulting on a highly articulated overall surface configuration. In this case, four different urethane rubber inserts with pixelated surfaces were employed. The inserts were rotated and displaced generating an apparent continuity on the surface of the wall. In both articulated mockups, ¼ inch steel reinforcing were employed. Since the geometry of the wall changed constantly, the rebars were bent or spliced following the geometry of the wall as the cast progressed. An intrinsic characteristic of the study is that the changing geometry of the wall due to its high pixelation and micro articulation gives the illusion of surface continuity.