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  • Lilac Surface

    Lilac Surface
    gramolazzo ITALY

    Yale School of Architecture, Disheveled Geometries Seminar
    critic: Mark Foster GAGE

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    R. J. TRIPODI & Nicholas KEHAGIAS: This project takes the inherent qualities of marble as the inspiration for the development of a panel composed of two interlocking pieces.

    Occurring naturally as massive monolithic blocks, marble can be worked into delicate surfaces that take advantage of the natural variety and veining within the material. Taking the material qualities of massiveness and delicacy as a departure point, the panel is composed of two contrasting pieces. The first is a monolithic base whose surface articulation varies according to scale. Smaller protrusions are characterised by a faceted geometry which gives way to a softened, more elastic geometry in the larger protrusions. The largest of these stretch to the point that they begin to split.

    The second piece is a delicate latticed surface whose pores mate with the protruding geometries of the base. Embedded within the base in certain areas, and peeling away in others, the lattice is designed as an elastic component that responds to the conditions of the surface it is stretched across.

    Additional credits and links:
    Riccardo Galleni, in whose memory the scholarship was established. Jon Isherwood and the Digital Stone Project. Stephano Coiai, Gabriel Ferri, Massimo Pellegrinetti, Silvano Casali, and everyone at the Innovazione. And our sponsors: Cave Focolaccia, Biacchi Luciano, Eugenio Tersitti, and the Yale School of Architecture.

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