Year of Completion

2001

Client

American Folk Art Museum

Material of interest

Tombasil

Material Used

Commercially produced white bronze alloy (57% copper content) used for boat propellers, fire hose nozzles, and grave markers Manufactured and fabricated at the Tallix foundry in Beacon, NY with Peter Sylvester, Vinnie Nardone, and Peter Holmstead Initially tried pouring directly onto concrete and steel plates, however, heat caused water entrapped in the concrete to explode and the steel plates to warp and buckle Developed sand molds taken from concrete and steel

Properties of Materials

Warm and silvery

Material Properties

Material of interest: Tombasil.

Material used: Commercially produced white bronze alloy (57% copper content) used for boat propellers, fire hose nozzles, and grave markers Manufactured and fabricated at the Tallix foundry in Beacon, NY with Peter Sylvester, Vinnie Nardone, and Peter Holmstead Initially tried pouring directly onto concrete and steel plates, however, heat caused water entrapped in the concrete to explode and the steel plates to warp and buckle Developed sand molds taken from concrete and steel.

Properties of material: Warm and silvery

Application

Façade

Climate

Humid Subtropical

Environmental Response

Local material

Keywords

Façade, Humid Subtropical, Local material

Location

New York, New York

Sources

Architect website: www.twbta.com/

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Date submitted

5-25-2013

Disciplines

Architecture

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