Thursday, February 12, 2015

Art on architecture

Panel wall during construction

Sheffield Hallam University, UK, is incorporating their art into a building facade with the help of Rhino. The three-story carving is installed on an exterior wall of the university's new 'Heart of the Campus' building. The basalt panels, a product of Rockpanel, total approximately 13 kilometers of machining on CNC routers for the engraved panels, with a tolerance of .5 mm.

The CNC routing was done at the The Cutting Room, using Alphacam, with Rhino for prep and trimming drawings and files.

Artist: Christopher Tipping
Architects: HLM Architects
Installation: Stone Systems

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