The wall is made of over 1000 custom extruded ceramic bricks. The bricks have 3 different knock outs that either mask views or permit visual connects and permit light to pass through the wall. The size of the knock outs is determined by the minimums of the machine. The zone of bricks at eye level, when one is seated, are most often more closed allowing for privacy in the meeting area. The bricks were fired in both electric and gas kilns, hence the 2 tones and 25% of the most open bricks will be glazed and refired to reflect light on and through the surface. There is a connection between the wall and the curtain in that they are both based on tessellated hexagonal geometry, the both are products of the material and tool constraints (extruder and laser cutter respectively) and they both play with matte and reflective finishes.
Location: San Jose, CA, US
My Role: Research, Design, Fabrication, Assembly
Additional Credits: Lauren Ng-Pinkerton, Raychel VonBargen, Alyson Oliver, Rhona Reyes, Antonio Martinez, Eduardo Renteria, Sharon Lim, Erika Pulido, Jessica Sikoryak, Desiree Cuneo, Veronica Aguilar-Lazzari,
Professor: Virginia San Fratello