Spring Semester 2012
DryWave is a modular masonry system developed by employing CAD/CAM technology. The design is a result of overlaying two grids, a hexagonal tiling on the Euclidean plane and a randomized fractured grid on the Non-Euclidean plan. Both grids are manipulated by pushing and pulling the x and y axis while the fracture grid is also warped through the z axis. The Non-Euclidean waved plane intersects, and in some instances disappears into the hexagonal grid due to these manipulations. The end result is a wall system that appears to be wave-like and billowing in section and yet dry and cracking in elevation.
The overall system is divided into two milling models based on the depth of the brick and the the foam material to be milled. Fish eye hooks are cast into the bricks to attach to the framing system. Wire fed through the hooks into the frame with screws fasten the two elements together. The entire system is secured to the wall with a 2×4 wooden cleat.
From Bottom Image: (1) Milling high density foam with 1/4” and 1/8” drill bits and an 18% overlap (2) Applying wax and release agent to milled foam (3) Milling HYDRO-STONE® with 32 parts water to 100 parts powder (4) Pouring mixture into mold and placing fish eye hook templates into the cast (5) Unearthing molds individually (6) Using marine grade epoxy as a mortar