San Francisco MOMA Facade

2015

Description: This is the largest application of composites on a building facade to date in the US. K&A’s R&D efforts have resulted in an FRP panel – the first of it’s kind – which passes the NFPA 285 fire test required for such an application. The lightweight FRP cladding saved an enormous amount of weight and … Continue reading San Francisco MOMA Facade

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

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.

Red Rabbit

2011

Description: The red rabbit is a 56 foot long sculpture entitled “Leap”. It is installed in the baggage claim area of a new terminal at the Sacramento International Airport. It is the centerpiece of several new art exhibits in the airport, commissioned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. Suspended by 7 cables, it appears to … Continue reading Red Rabbit

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.

Paint Torch

2011

K&A Scope Fabricate one composite paintbrush 51 feet tall and paint glob, 6.5 feet tall, shop drawings, engineering, finish samples, steel armature, paint, shipping, installation supervision. Description The Paint Torch is installed between the museum and art school protruding out towards Broad Street at a 60 degree angle. The tip of the brush and glob … Continue reading Paint Torch

Water Tree

2010

K&A Scope: Design development and fabrication of FRP bubbles for 24’ Tall Water Tree Sculpture. 272 piece mold. Translucent bubbles with UV Resistant clear coat. Assemble & disassemble for installation onsite by K&A.

River River

2009

K&A Scope: Shop drawings detailing construction of panels, anchoring to concrete wall, panel joints and special fabrication, construction and installation techniques. Fabricated all panels necessary for entire artwork. Panel design included steel framework.

Schiara Lantern

2009

K&A Scope Utilizing architect’s 3-D CAD model, create CNC milled foam pattern, FRP female molds and translucent body with opaque elements. Description Lantern (1 of edition of 14) is made of clear unsaturated polyester resin and E-Glass- reinforced sculpture, with opaque aperture elements of integrally molded thin-section polymer concrete and FRP reinforcement. Pattern milled of … Continue reading Schiara Lantern

200 Powell Street

2009

K&A Scope FRP Parapet panels to match existing Terra Cotta. Onsite field dimensioning and mold making of relief panels. Description 2009 Design Award – Restoration Project