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Kennedy Center Site Model in Basswood

Located along the banks of the Potomac River just north of the Lincoln Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is both a memorial to President Kennedy as well as one of the most active performing arts and arts education centers in the United States. For the first major expansion in its […]

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National University of Colombia Site Model

For their design for the New Doctorate’s Building on the University City of Bogot√° campus of the National University Of Colombia, we were asked by Steven Holl Architects to fabricate a site model. The “inside-out” concept driving the design called for a large site model to help demonstrate the relationship between the building and the […]

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Glassell School of Art Site Model

This basswood site model was fabricated for Steven Holl’s Glassell School of Art project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In order to accommodate the design’s subterranean features, the CNC routed basswood surface was attached to a basswood-lined plywood box below. The box would allow the model to show off the tunnel connecting the […]

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Solid Walnut Light Fixture Prototype

For this project we were asked to fabricate a full-scale prototype of a linear sconce for Steven Holl Architects. The entire piece was made from solid walnut on our CNC router. The design was split into two separate pieces to make it possible to fabricate the deep undercut of the cove on the CNC machine. […]

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Princeton Site Model in Maple

As part of Princeton University’s Arts and Transit Project, Steven Holl was selected to design the Lewis Center For The Arts. The Arts and Transit Project aims to not only expand opportunities in the arts for students on campus, but also to engage with the surrounding community. In keeping with this goal, Holl’s design maximizes […]

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Complex Cherry Parts on the CNC

As part of the ongoing research project the “Explorations of IN” at Steven Holl Architects, we were asked to fabricate the parts for several complex models in a variety of materials. While one aim of their research was “exploring what is possible in Architecture,” for us these projects pushed the boundaries of what we thought […]

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Complex Walnut Parts on the CNC

As part of the ongoing research project the “Explorations of IN” at Steven Holl Architects, we were asked to fabricate the parts for several complex models in a variety of materials. While one aim of their research was “exploring what is possible in Architecture,” for us these projects pushed the boundaries of what we thought […]

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CNC Routing Acrylic Sections

As part of the ongoing research project the “Explorations of IN” at Steven Holl Architects, we were asked to fabricate the parts for several complex models in a variety of materials. While one aim of their research was “exploring what is possible in Architecture,” for us these projects pushed the boundaries of what we thought […]

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CNC Routing Aluminum Parts

As part of the ongoing research project the “Explorations of IN” at Steven Holl Architects, we were asked to fabricate the parts for several complex models in a variety of materials. While one aim of their research was “exploring what is possible in Architecture,” for us these projects pushed the boundaries of what we thought […]

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Kennedy Center Site Model in Foam

Located along the banks of the Potomac River just north of the Lincoln Memorial, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is both a memorial to President Kennedy as well as one of the most active performing arts and arts education centers in the United States. For the first major expansion in its […]

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CNC Routing Thick Acrylic Parts

For their entry in the competition to design the museum and exhibition complex for the new National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) in Moscow, Steven Holl Architects sought to emphasize natural light and a feeling of “levitating” volumes. The large levitating elements are meant to have an iconic presence, while the studios, residences and exhibition […]

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Tianjin Site Model for Steven Holl

We were asked to fabricate a large site model by Steven Holl Architects for their project in the new “Eco-City” near Tianjin, China. The Ecology and Planning Museums designed by Steven Holl will be the first two buildings in the cultural district of the new city. The site model was cut from a large block […]

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CNC Prototype Patterns in Foam

Steven Holl Architects asked us to fabricate a series of sample panels in high-density polyurethane foam. The undulating panels were going to be used as patterns for a mock-up in concrete. Polyurethane foam is a good choice for such prototypes and samples as it can be machined far more quickly than wood or plastic. It […]

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Architectural Site Model in White Foam

This site model in high-density polyurethane foam was fabricated for Steven Holl Architects for the “Ex of IN House,” an experimental project in Rhinebeck, NY. The title of the project refers to the “Explorations of IN,” an ongoing research project by Steven Holl. While this site model was a fairly straightforward CNC routing project, the […]

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Walnut Site Model for Steven Holl

For their exhibition “City in a City: a Decade of Urban Thinking by Steven Holl Architects” at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in Los Angeles, Steven Holl Architects asked us to fabricate a site model for one of the projects on display. The site model was for the Vanke […]

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Site Model

This large basswood site model was fabricated for Steven Holl Architects to use with their projects for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As part of the museum’s campus redevelopment plan, Steven Holl designed two buildings: the new Glassell School of Art and the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. Across from both the Caroline Wiess […]

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Basswood Buildings for MFAH Site Model

These solid basswood buildings were fabricated for Steven Holl Architects to use on the site model that we made for their projects at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As part of the museum’s campus redevelopment plan, Steven Holl designed two buildings: the new Glassell School of Art and the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. […]

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