The Alberta Dome Project continues to hum along. We have produced up to 8 models a day on our new 5-axis CNC router. As soon as the blocks come off the CNC table they are checked for accuracy and have a mold poured around them.
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Museum Project prototype models have been created and are having molds cast around them today. They will spend the next few days in the dryer before hand packing and slip casting can commence.
The East Side Townhouse project is collaborative effort between Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture & Boston Valley Terra Cotta which began when Michael Chen’s office sent Rhino files to the Design Lab.
SOURCE: The Buffalo News BY: Stephen Watson DATE: May 19, 2013 See the original article at The Buffalo News (expired link) Partnership with UB brings high-tech tools to terra cotta firm The type of historic terra cotta restoration performed by artisans at Boston Valley Terra Cotta is painstaking, time-consuming craftsmanship, and the work has been […]
The Design Lab is working with Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture to achieve their vision for an Upper Eastside Manhattan Townhouse. Here is the Architect’s Statement: East Side Townhouse Normal Projects//Michael Chen Architecture is in the process of gut renovating a Landmarked 1870’s townhouse on the Upper East Side of Manhattan for a prominent international family’s […]
They had seen better days. The four 20-foot tall caryatids, had been perched on a landmark building 20 stories above lower Manhattan for 120 years. Collectively nick-named “Dorothy”, years of neglect and abrasive cleaning had left them, well, hazardous. Modeled by Spanish immigrant, Fernando Miranda in 1895, they were created to grace the penthouse of […]
Boston Valley Terra Cotta’s ARCH Design Lab exists to allow architects to produce custom terra cotta projects at, or near, catalog mass produced cost. We use 3d parametric CAD/CAM technologies to deliver on the promise of “mass customization” in architectural fabrication. Ideally the workflow begins early in the design process by exchanging 3D drawings. From […]