Reflective Tiled Sculpture

In addition to the research and design aspects of this project, Caliper Studio also fabricated the final piece as well as several mockups to test material assemblies. A unique flat pattern was created for each of the thirty-six tiles. This flat shape was then bent on a press brake into the basic panel geometry, without any torque in the panel. The final twisted shape was of each panel was only achieved when the precision-located laser cut holes on the panel flanges were matched up and bolted to the holes on the laser cut backer plate.

The entire assembly was built using pre-finished polished stainless steel sheet metal. To protect the finish, the factory film remained on the panels until the piece was installed onsite.

To learn more about the design of the Reflective Tiled Sculpture, see our architecture page.

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The dynamic reflective qualities are best revealed in motion.

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View of sculpture from living room interior.

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Flat file for laser cutting backer panel. Note precision-located hole pattern.

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Flat file for laser cutting a typical panel. Not holes for aligning to backer panel to generate torque in panel.

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Detail of stainless steel panels.

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Removing protective film.

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Final installation prior to removal of protective film.

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Back of mockup.

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Mockup.

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Mockup.

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Mockup.

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Laser cut steel backer plate.

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Steel backer plate.

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Architectural design Richard Perry ArchitectPhotography by MYRIAM BABINDoor Detailing and Fabrication by Caliper Studio
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