This was a student project by Adam Chizmar, Benjamin Kweller and Kevin Parzych for Michael Cadwell's ARCH 626 course, Spring 2007.
"Adding a new material to a space creates a different sound condition. Total exposed surface area of a material determines what kind of condition is created. Styrofoam is a sound absorbent material. By manipulating the surface of the styrofoam, more surface area can be exposed, which will lead to a more sound absorbent space. Our surface has been manipulated in a fashion to mimic the wrinkles of fabric, leading to an irregular, rippled skin. After production of a digital three dimensional model, we produced a series of CNC milled panels of styrofoam. The wrinkles and folds of the surface were milled at a higher thickness, in order to create a ribbed structural system. The surface also flows into three legs forms, which are in turn attached to one review board per leg." - Adam Chizmar, Benjamin Kweller and Kevin Parzych
This work is a part of the online collections of the Knowlton School of Architecture Student Archives, The Ohio State University. It is part of an effort to make accessible student work ranging from the first student that graduated from the program in 1903 to the present. The effort to preserve and digitize drawings in the Student Archives was sponsored in part by the Graham Foundation.