Work in Progress for the Museum of Science, Boston

by Materialecology

Mineralization processes form many natural structures and introduce metals, such as gold, into a rock. The resulting rock composition is stiffer and stronger. By using the ratio of stiff to soft materials, Stalasso mimics these mineralization processes for design purposes. This leads to construction

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Product Name
Work in Progress for the Museum of Science, Boston
Designer
Materialecology
Manufactured
United States

Product Type

Architectural glass
Decorative glass

Mineralization processes form many natural structures and introduce metals, such as gold, into a rock. The resulting rock composition is stiffer and stronger. By using the ratio of stiff to soft materials, Stalasso mimics these mineralization processes for design purposes. This leads to construction based on performance requirements. For example, a bed, a table or a building’s ceiling could be tailored to respond to different weights across its surface according to specific requirements and preferences. The images show the mold which is currently used to mix between various material properties in order to achieve desired performance. The pattern of the mold is based on a fibonacci series applied in two dimensions computed to allow for cellular variation across the surface area of the skin.

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Decorative glass

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