Year of Completion

2011

Client

N/A

Material of interest

Metal

Material Used

woven metal, glass

Material Properties

The final graphite concept sketch drew inspiration from multiple patterns to create a form that was specific to the proportions and context of the expansion. Once the sketch was complete, a computer based algorithm converted the sketch’s tonal values into a 3-dimensional digital surface model of the façade. The resulting form grows out of the rigid, solid geometry of the existing building’s east façade with a single sweeping motion, and increases in complexity as it moves around the corner to the west, paying tribute to both Zahner’s past and future.

Application

Exterior Facade

Climate

Humid Subtropical Climate

Environmental Response

Sturctural & Durable

Keywords

Metal, Kansas City, industrial

Location

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

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Date submitted

2013

Disciplines

Architecture

Zahner Factory Expansion

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