Woodbury Fabrication Lab

Los Angeles, CA 2010

The new Fabrication Lab for the Woodbury University School of Architecture was created by enclosing an existing loggia with a series of louvered translucent panels. The louvers, set within the body of the panels, were painted a gradient set of colors to match the existing stucco and cut away with a series of computationally defined arcs to create varying patterns of light and shadow.

To infuse the architectural identity of the facility with the CNC milled surfaces being fabricated inside, a circle packing algorithm was used to transform a smooth digital surface into a pattern of varying arcs to be carved out of the louvers. As the angle of sun or artificial light shifts, resulting sunlit gaps coalesce into a coherent pattern of smoothly varying discs before dispersing back into randomness.

Photos by Chase Brock

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