Project Category: Architecture

Flood Building

1994

K&A Scope FRP arches, balustrades, cornices, scrolls, parapet balustrade, composite veneer shells at parapet

Sea Ranch

2008

K&A Scope Foam-insulated pre-cast concrete walls with electrical and plumbing embedments.

Skyspace

2005

K&A Scope Design fabrication method, manufacture and deliver all composite cube with artist specified optical opening in ceiling to accommodate entry through open bottom submerged in pool. Description FRP flat panels fabricated using vacuum infusion and double thickness of 3/4-inch- thick plywood core to create walls and roof, including tapered square oculus opening. Finish is … Continue reading Skyspace

Read Building

2008

K&A Scope Design fabrication means and methods to produce architect-specified architectural trim that simulates stone using thin section polymer concrete on FRP backing. Engineer connections and flanged details to accommodate architect specifications, aesthetic requirements and contractor installation methods. Description Polymer concrete face coat applied to female molds fabricated from architects CAD data. Face coat backed … Continue reading Read Building

Hyperthreads I

2011

In collaboration with Zaha Hadid Architects K&A taught a workshop and built this thin shell concrete installation in Mexico City. Additional collaboration included Nathaniel Stanton of Craft Engineering for structural analysis.

SciArc Pavilion

2012

This experimental design and fabrication exercise tested a novel fabrication technique using stretched fabric “molds” as well as the effectiveness and usefulness of computationally predicting the shape of a minimal surface.

Bing Concert Hall

2012

Description: K&A fabricated the nine primary acoustic surfaces (aka “Sails”) on the interior of this new concert hall at Stanford University as well as the (nearly) elliptical ceiling (aka “Cloud”). The Sails range in size from 26′ x 26′ up to 35′ x 50′. The Cloud’s maximum length is 130′. All of the surfaces have … Continue reading Bing Concert Hall