Flock | Nebraska, Omaha
Flock explores an alternative post-tensioned system. To support a free-standing timber wall using no adhesives, no fasteners, and relatively simple fabrication techniques.
By utilizing the advanced geometric controls afforded by parametric software and standard production of repeated components, the project achieves formal complexity via simple means.
The form transitions from a 10‘-0” x 10’-0” square at the base to a 7’-0” diameter circle at the top with an opening on one side for entrance. It comprises a bolted steel base from a 4” wide-flange steel beam, stacked short lengths of 2×6 lumber, and a welded steel tension ring at the top. Cables anchored to the steel base extend through holes in the lumber and are tensioned with fittings above the top ring.
The installation is freestanding and does not require attachment or bracing to the existing walls or floor.
Project completed by Min|Day – Kelvin Thengono involved as Junior Architect
Photographed by Colin Conces
2017 AIA Nebraska Merit Award for Interior Architecture