Undulating Screen

This was an exploration in the design of modular screen systems for the exterior of a building. This structure is made to not only cover the face of a building, but wrap around corners and provide structural support. This system would be constructed with custom steel joinery, 2x4's, and glulam beams, as well as glass elements if the user desires for the interior to be enclosed. A few elements of this structure would need to be cut on a CNC, however most elements could be cut using traditional power tools, reducing cost and assembly time. 

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Renderings showing modules, human for scale. Leftmost module shows the corner piece, which would ideally be cut using a CNC machine. Second module shows a solid panel, third showing a screen module. The fourth object is a window module, showing that a range of transparencies and visual effects can fit together based upon the needs of the structure. 

Renderings showing modules, human for scale. Leftmost module shows the corner piece, which would ideally be cut using a CNC machine. Second module shows a solid panel, third showing a screen module. The fourth object is a window module, showing that a range of transparencies and visual effects can fit together based upon the needs of the structure. 

This rendering shows how the wall is connected to the glulam frame system. Custom steel brackets could be screwed into plates that attach to each side of the wall system.

This rendering shows how the wall is connected to the glulam frame system. Custom steel brackets could be screwed into plates that attach to each side of the wall system.

Detailed look at the connections between panels and the support system. These both provide support in between wall modules and attach to the structural supports.

Detailed look at the connections between panels and the support system. These both provide support in between wall modules and attach to the structural supports.

Form explorations made during project development.

Form explorations made during project development.

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This model shows the form of the screen system once fully constructed. The empty space in the center shows the size of each module. The size of each 2"x 4" is doubled in this model. 

This model shows the form of the screen system once fully constructed. The empty space in the center shows the size of each module. The size of each 2"x 4" is doubled in this model. 

This model highlights the unique visual effect that is achieved through the undulating pattern. 

This model highlights the unique visual effect that is achieved through the undulating pattern. 

This 1"=1' model shows how each module would be attached and form a seamless curve once constructed. 

This 1"=1' model shows how each module would be attached and form a seamless curve once constructed. 

This 1"=1' model shows an individual module from the front.

This 1"=1' model shows an individual module from the front.

This shows the rear of each module. 

This shows the rear of each module.