Resin Screen
dyD Studios, New York City

The development of this screen’s composition came from an analysis of the geometry of the space, a loft in New York City. How could the geometry and experience of movement through the space be recorded simultaneously and statically in the form of a screen. Two key points were defined as possessing information, which described the public spaces of the loft. Looking, in the mode of Doxiadis, a cone of vision was mapped from these points. Across the reference plane of the future screen location, a sequence of blocks was created by mapping the intersections of these rays from each cone. Ideally, view across this sequence would only be open at the precise station points A and B. In this way, the sequence formed the registration of these two key points, a sort of identifying, genetic string. Points A and B were then reflected across the reference plane in the x-axis and y-axis. The resulting strings, ABx and ABy were then made into a composite, ABxy. Four strings were now formed. This entire group of four strings was then rotated on the z-axis and doubled inline with the reference plane to form the eight-row sequence of the screen design.

The resin screen is another Work in which a concept has been developed with the use of multiple digital software applications, further tested in analog models and taken in to fabrication. Ventures into having the blocks produced by CAD/CAM vendors all resulted in costs well above our Client’s budget. Once again, one of the key challenges became how take a design whose digital origins allowed infinite complexity, nuance and differential into a design that could be fabricated at low cost and more importantly, with low technology fabrication. This led to our research into rubber molds and resin casting. Small casts lead to full-scale molds with many discoveries and refinements to the fabrication along the way.