suckerPUNCH: Describe your project:
brian m. KELLY (with research assistants greg GETTMAN & brent PAUBA): HP2 was a design-research project into the potential of a fully digitally fabricated high performance partition placed within the healthcare environment. The design process investigated the areas of acute care patient rooms, monocoque construction,architectural poche, narrow spectrum sanitary lighting, adjustable and variable perforation, patient room ventilation, and mass customization. The design proposal suggests the fabrication of a large scale 3d printed wall with building systems integrally printed within.
The aim of the research was to reconceive the conventional construction techniques of the light gauge partition in high performance, technology-specific locations such as healthcare. These partitions often exhibit an incredible amount of inefficiency in systems integration where the poche space becomes quite convoluted. The design process, beginning with research into various internal and external influences, culminated in the manifestation of a 3d-printed scale mockup with all systems represented. The inclusion of these systems in the monocoque print allowed for parametrically controlled modification and skin adjustments responding to criteria such as structural stresses, bypassing/bifurcating systems, and curtain air distribution.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
brian m. KELLY: Tom Wiscombe, Michael Kukla, John Balistreri, medical imagery.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
brian m. KELLY: Radiohead, Kasabian, M83, Wired Magazine, Refabricating Architecture – Stephen Kieran and James Timberlake.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
brian m. KELLY: Splitstudio, Kokkugia, ora-ito, Studio AION, Future Cities Lab.
Additional credits and links:
[UNL College of Architecture]
[Brian M. Kelly, Assistant Professor of Architecture]