the artistic possibilities
of designing with nature

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August 4, 2018 from 5:00 pm
Philadelphia's Indepent Casting comes to the 4th Corner Foundation
September 15, 2018 from 5:00 pm
Be here Now and now again. Art in the present.
Design and construct the man-made environment to be in harmony with the natural environment.
author: Robert Shannon

Design, Development, and Deployment of a Cast Wall System of high R value and fire resistance for bearing wall construction.

Preliminary Sketch

Preliminary Sketch

Criteria for cast wall system

Average R value of 40
Maximize recycled material
Minimize energy in production (embedded)
Maximize mass to interior
Allow for steel and concrete infill structure
Potential for multistory bearing walls
Maximize longevity
High fire rating
Channels for wiring
Easing of assembly
Facilitate attachment of other components