BDS / SHoP Construction

Earlier this year ASI Limited, the facade contractor for Barclays Center, flipped the switch on for their custom built 2500′ linear conveyor system designed to accelerate the weathering process for the 12,000 individual panels and supporting rails that make up the weathering steel portion of the facade designed by SHoP Architects.  To arrive at this milestone, SHoP Construction began working under contract with ASI Limited in the summer of 2010.  A transfer of design information immediately began taking place between SA and SC where essentially the surface or wireframe model as we call it, began to go through a series of automated processes resulting in both the folded and unfolded panel geometry complete with material thickness, fastener locations and a 2d output that includes pdfs for the fabrication ticket and the cut files for each panel nested by SC delivered directly to the water jet on ASI’s shop floor.  The result of this collaboration is now hanging on the line…weathering.

6 Responses to “Weathering…In-Progress”

  1. This is amazing!!!!!

    • I did not say this. Adam Modesitt is posing as me. I think the weathering looks alright, but not amazing!!!!

  2. hi to all http://www.shopdoes.comers this is my frst post and thought i would say a big hello to yous –
    thank yous speak soon

  3. Hello! Just want to say thank you for this interesting article! =) Peace, Joy.

  4. CorTen steel – how grotesque. Do you have any idea how this will look after several years? I do, and it isn’t pretty.

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