For our project in Washington Heights, we worked on developing facade panels as part of a window assembly with Milgo Bufkin.
Using the Processing software, we began to model a cellular structure and its reaction to water flow. From there, the two-dimensional abstractions created through the algorithmic process were used to test different pattern structures and light and shadow effects.
The first acrylic mock-up is a two panel system within a frame, each panel held slightly apart to maximize the shadow effect created by layering.
We had a full-size prototype in stainless steel made my Milgo Bufkin. This prototype was used to inform the fabrication of the 88 panels in 44 frames.