3d Software Enables Twisted Columns Restoration @ Carmelite Monastery

The Carmelite Monastery of St. Louis, Missouri will be receiving newly restored custom twisted columns. The 16 unique supports are currently being manufactured here in Orchard Park by Boston Vally Terra Cotta.

This project was the first of its kind here at Boston Valley Terra Cotta. The project has been bid entirely for our new 3-D software and machining processes. To preserve the existing structure, the columns are split in half and will be assembled on site. The team did this in such a way that there are as few custom column sections as possible. This reduces machine and manufacture time, increasing factory throughput.

Take a look at this short clip of the 5-Axis CNC Router in full 5-Axis action on a twisted column section:

Custom terra cotta architectural restoration, Carmelite Monastery, Boston valley Terra Cotta, ARCH design lab, 3D rendering

CNC model of column base assembly @ Boston Valley Terra Cotta.