Team: Lindsay Schragen, Ulrika Lindell, Matt Boker
Critic: Robert Cervellione
Completed: Winter 2015
Watch the making of Lindrikatt installation here, or press play on first image.
Lindrikatt explores an adaptable green wall facade system which integrates structure, skin, glass, plants and an irrigation system for water delivery. Using parametric design and scripting methods in conjunction with physical paper folding techniques, I worked alongside Matt Boker & Ulrika Lindell to explore new ways and modes that building components can operate, which respond to specific local conditions, yet remain as a cohesive organic global whole. The facade system we proposed is a folded aluminum composite panel system with integrated structure, glazing and insulation with the possibility for pocketing for plants and plant material. The base unit arrayed over the field makes up a facade with different degrees of folds, responding to different factors of program, access to light, and size of the plant. The project also explores a secondary system of apertures in three different sizes, providing a variation of intensities of light filtering through the facade and creating spatial effects. The secondary score lines also create an exterior network of light strips that illuminate at night as well as highlight the geometry of the fold. After collaborating on the design, we fabricated a portion of the facade at full scale (12’x16’) using the CNC to cut the composite aluminum pieces (funded by Dibond), to display in a gallery opening in the Hazel & Robert Siegel gallery in Higgins Hall. The wall now serves as a permanent installation outside the auditorium in Higgins.