Tessellated Wall Panel System: Intestines & Roses
Instructor: Heather Roberge
UCLA Spring 2008
Design Team: Rona Karp, Matt Thomson, Drew Pusey, Megan DuBois

Billow, Blossom, Bowel, Brain, Braid; this wall evokes a multitude of imagery from the beautiful to the gross, the soft to the solid. Our goal in this project was to create a wall system that utilizes the inherent problem of the seam to its benefit. In our attempts to camouflage the seam and integrate it into the language of our system, we’ve created a panel whose field conjures up a multiplicity of connotation.

This fabrication studio’s objective was to develop architectural panel prototypes that aggregate through tesselation. The processes and limitations of panel design mimicked those of superformed aluminium. The panels were made out of ABS plastic on a vacuum former over a CNC milled block of high density foam.