AR FOR PRECAST CONCRETE PRODUCTION
In a joint venture project with DAQRI this team is testing the existing augmented reality application while setting up a real-world scenario of a precast concrete wall panel and the validity of the augmented reality rendering for quality control applications for precast.
TOPOLOGICAL (BIO) TIMBER
In partnership with The Univesity of Cincinnati this material research-driven process is focused on advancement of wood as a building material using new technologies and social implications.
The research team is focusing on the development of a robotically fabricated timber structure that will be showcased at Green Build 2018 in parallel to evaluating the use of Automation in Perkins + Will core business
The focus of this residency is exploring different technologies and tools in an effort to generate new innovative design ideas.
They are researching the use of local, reclaimed wood from abandoned homes in Detroit for a large, generatively designed screen wall in the entry of the lobby of their current project.
EMERSON LITTLE BUILDING
Working in collaboration with Suffolk Construction to laser scanning the façade of Emerson College’s Little Building in all of its architectural elements to preserve and enhance the Little Building’s historic character and significance through the restoration.
The team is building a 1000 sq ft interior 'quad' for ABX that is comprised of user-activated tectonic walls that define the quad and create varied spaces for social and programmatic activities and experiences. The walls are built out of 2x4's, plywood, rods, and shingles in 6'-0" modules.
The research team is developing a mechanical device that can mimic the effect of low-lying cloud cover to help operations that are typically hindered by high ambient temperatures.
Teaming up with HUBWeek, Autodesk, Skanska USA, Green Goat, Northeastern University
and several other partners to design and fabricate the entrance archway to HUBWeek’s fairgrounds located at City Hall Plaza.
TIMBER TOWER NODE
In a one-week design sprint, two architects from Perkins + Will are fabricating a portion of the diagrid structure for the River Beech Tower, a high-rise timber tower proposed to be built in Chicago.
PARAMETRIC WOOD JOINERY
The team is exploring the creation of geometries never before possible using wood combined with the most recent fabrication technologies. This work is part of an ongoing body of research in parametric design and wood joinery.
NAIL LAMINATED TIMBER PANEL
The design firm spent a week building a complex curvature Nail Laminated Timber (NLT) strucural panel; a proof of concept prototype for a landmark project designed in Vancouver.
DINNER FOR SIX
This project is a culmination of research on the intersection of materials and inhabitants. The large-scale, CFRP structure is capable of housing six individuals for a Pew-funded theater project with opera composer Lembit Beecher.
"COLLABORATION STATION" WORKBENCH
With this project, Greg Porter is investigating strategies to allow digital fabrication fits into the architecture workflow.
The architecture firm is creating a Winter Pavilion for The Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, a linear park in downtown Boston, by integrating a digital form finding and file to fabrication workflow and modular construction methods
Creating a prototype of a ceiling preservation project in a building being repurposed as a boutique hotel in the Financial District.