Name: 290 Mulberry

290 Mulberry is a residential building located in the NoLita district of New York. The design focused on creating a single undulating panel that could be used repeatedly in different configurations on corners, around windows, and at the base and top, and yet still give a lively and varied form to the fagade. In addition, the panels were designed and drawn using software that fed the data into a Building Information Modelling (BIM) program called ‘Revit’. The use of digital tools to process data produced by the architects’ drawings in real time is not only efficient, it also allows the designer to take on more complex design problems without compromising the ambition for the project. Data from the drawing process was also used to assist with the construction of the undulating form that had been designed. It is adjacent to the Puck Building, a distinctively decorative, historic masonry building. 1 1 1
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Diagram showing the process of fagade development: the limits set by the fabricator; the limits of brick projections; the master panel mould; the variations possible within one master mould; a three-dimensional ‘building information modelling’; and the fabrication drawings used to make the panels. This form of predictive modelling gives the architect both visual imagery and interpreted data; with this, they can make a critical judgement that is simultaneously objective and subjective about how to proceed with their design. Great skill and care are required to accurately perceive or predict these needs. This liner needed to be very accurate to ensure the correct placement of bricks and mortar joints. ЇOШ)п
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SHoP Architects’ approach to architectural design is to consider the project within several different contexts simultaneously: design, finance and technology. The design process

Creation of panel mould on CNC milling machine
A flexible plastic form liner was produced from an original positive Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milled from digital drawings. P.)

MASTER MOLD (SINGLE FAMILY)

FAMILY TYPES (VOIDED SOLID)

REVIT MODEL

DEFINE PARAMETERS WITHIN THEIR PROCESS AS WELL AS WITH THE CHOSEN MATERIALS

DEFINING OF ONE BRICK TO THE NEXT, BASED ON MATERIAL PROPERTIES, AND FABRICATION PARAMETERS

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Software such as ‘Digital Project’ and ‘Generative Components’ were used to help model and resolve the complex geometry as the design evolved, and to ensure that the limits on proportional projection over the property line were not exceeded. It was used to hold the bricks in place within the form while being cast. The form and materiality of the building responds directly to strict local zoning and building code regulations. They are known for their use of emerging computer-aided design and manufacturing technology to create innovative designs and to re-connect the design process to the construction process. When built projects get this wrong they often do so in a spectacular way, with high social, environmental, political and financial costs. By using technology to process complex design data and construct innovative forms directly from that data, SHoP Architects can produce bespoke forms more efficiently and more fluently than would otherwise be possible. This case study illustrates how design thinking and digital tools were used to resolve the complex form and construction of a residential and commercial building. right:
Parametric development
Screen shot showing parametric development of the undulating panel design. BIM tracks design changes in real time, increasing the efficiency, incorporating engineering data, calculating the changing costs and reducing the risk of errors in a complex project. Architects seek to contribute to the solution of a perceived problem or need. Completed: 2009 Client: Cardinal Investments Location: New York, USA Programme: Nine residences, commercial space located at ground floor and cellar Height: 13 floors including penthouse
Gross floor area: 2,490m2
North-west corner under construction
The variations in the undulating brick fagade are all composed from a single repeated panel mould. A flexible plastic form liner was produced from an original positive Computer Numerical Control (CNC), milled from digital drawings produced by SHoP Architects and a fabricator. C.OR D.

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