Planted Berm Skylight

Caliper Studio designed, detailed and installed these steel and glass skylights. In addition to the steelwork, Caliper also worked closely with Riverside Builders to ensure that the sprayed concrete shell construction would meet the exacting tolerance of the skylights. To that end, Caliper Studio provided an accurate 3D model that was used directly for CNC milling of the formwork. Automated drawing procedures developed in-house also aided the fabrication of the complex system of steel reinforcing buried in the concrete.

The Planted Berm Skylights are a feature element of the Artist Residence and Studio designed by Caliper Architecture.

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Photo by Ty Cole.

Caliper Studio

Photo by Ty Cole.

Caliper Studio

Photo by Ty Cole.

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Steel skylight shop drawing.

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Steel skylight shop drawing.

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Steel skylight shop drawing.

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Steel skylight shop drawing.

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formwork

CNC-routed foam formwork was cut directly from files produced by Caliper Studio.

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One-seventh scale mockups used to test material effects of skylight surface.

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CNC-milled formwork used to make one-seventh scale mockups.

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In addition to fabricating the steel portions of the skylights, Caliper Studio acted as fabrication consultant. To facilitate the fabrication and laying out of reinforcing steel, a custom-coded script was written to automatically generate dimensional drawings.

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Detail showing tonal variation intrinsic to the blackening process.
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Photo by Ty Cole.
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Photo by Ty Cole.
Photo by Ty Cole.
Guardrail corner and baluster detail
Photo by Ty Cole.
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