Although not a true rainscreen wall, the screen design is an installation intervention in a window in the north gallery of the Cranbrook Art Museum as a part of further experimentation with fabric formed concrete. In this example, formwork for the concrete units are created from laser cut plastic sheeting, sewn together into forms, and filled with concrete. The cnc laser cut model was an initial intention of the idea of the concrete units suspended on a carrier around Carl Milles’ Orpheus Fountain on the Cranbrook campus. The shapes are inspired by snow-covered evergreen branches seen in Michigan winters. Each of the 305 individual concrete units were hung within the window as a screen wall to shade and diffuse direct light.
Designer/Fabricator: Paul Puzzello
Model: Paul Puzzello
Laser cut cardboard, wood, metal