05 Jan '12, 2pm
Mind-Blowing Stairs Mix Digital Fabrication with Artisanal Approach
These stairs for a residential project took us in an important new direction, harnessing digital production and fabrication to form a seamless and deeply sculptural experience. The stair was entirely digitally fabricated using an intricate set of simply-cut but highly-detailed flat-pack elements, CNC-carving sheets of MDF and oak directly from our drawings, engraving depths to further split structural strands into ever-finer lineaments, producing elements that perfectly slot together like an architectural jigsaw. The pieces assemble into a highly-articulated, economic and sculptural 3-dimensional space that appears to be constantly changing as one travels through it.