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Primitive Complexity

Spring 2014

Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk created the Jektvik Ferry Quay as an experiment of problematizing architectural genre by using the conflation of two normally incompatible schools of thought; tectonic wood stick vernacular and fiber glass composites. 

Using the combination of these two construction techniques as a progenitor, a new building envelope model was synthesized. Tectonic wood stick vernacular, recalling the MoMA Light Construction show, is used to create the structural frame. Ribbons of carbon fiber tape extend across the frame producing a new plane that gives an interstitial space between – allowing for the envelope to be “cooked” together with a third mediating layer of sheets of composite material. This project was a collaboration with Shen Gao and Richard Ruiz.

 
Exploded Axonometric


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