Assisted in the permit filing and construction project of Maison Kitsune's Flagship in Soho NYC. In addition, I was in charge of the fabrication of a bench to be placed outside the store as an attraction. The bench is CNC carved from solid white oak.
Below, the first five images show the construction. The rest of the images show the CNC cut wood bench.
Laying down the floor tiles
Installation of metal tubes
Installation of recessed shelves and faux windows
Installation of the mirror wall
Concrete volumes in place
3D model of bench (top half)
Two halves of the bench cut
The two halves were also hollowed to reduce weight. Registration holes were cut to help with alignment when gluing together.
Holes for leg cut
Legs glued in
Two halves joined together with wood glue
Weather resistant polyurethane finish
Bench in store
Bench placed outside the storefront as an attraction
Reconstruction of the Universe / Sun Xun
I worked with Solid NYC on the construction of the beachfront structure by the world renowned Chinese artist Sun Xun, sponsored by Audemars Piguet for Art Basel Miami 2016.
I assisted in project managing, as well as modeling the structure in CAD. The structure was constructed in pieces off-site and assembled on-site. I led the digital fabrication team in constructing the curved inner walls and the roof structure using a CNC router that was built by me. The structure was optimized to be assembled quickly and disassembled for the one week show.
This sculpture by artist Sebastian Errazuriz was placed in the Audemars Piguet VIP lounge in Art Basel Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Miami 2017.
The sculpture is made of block of hard maple that is then shaped using a Kuka robotic arm and 3-axis CNC router. There is an internal structure made of steel to support the cantilever.
I fabricated the smaller branches that were added onto the main branch using a CNC router that was built by me. The modeling for the blocks of hard maple as well as the steel structure inside was done by me.
image courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Art Basel Hong Kong 2017 - Sebastian Errazuriz' "Second Nature" - Audemars Piguet
video courtesy of Audemars Piguet
Sketch showing locations of segmentation
Blocks drawn to encase the sculpture
Blocks milled, labeled, and ready for gluing
Second Nature - Gluing up blocks of maple timelapse
Second Nature II is the continuation of the first project. Additional branches were added to the original tree branch to show growth as the sculpture traveled from place to place.
I used a 3-axis CNC to machine these branches out of blocks of maple. I had to flip the block up to 4 times in order to achieve the highest level of detail.
"Second Nature" by Sebastian Errazuriz with additional tree branches added
Audemars Piguet VIP lounge designed by Sebastian Errazuriz
Original tree with no additional branches
Zurichsee Connections- Sebastian Errázuriz 'Second Nature' for Audemars Piguet at Art Basel
Birch Side Chair
The Birch Side Chair is constructed of Baltic Birch plywood with a steel frame. The panels are finished with a clear coat of polyurethane.
Inspired by Charles and Ray Eames' explorations in molded plywood, the Birch Side Chair is my formal homage to their work. With the distinct angular geometry and contrasting black frame, I attempted to push the classic design to the contemporary scene.
This vehicle was designed and fabricated for the annual NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, held at the US space and Rocket center in Huntsville, Alabama. The competition challenged students to create a two-man powered vehicle for exploration on the lunar surface. The vehicle had to pass through a rigorous half-mile course; including boulders, inclines, rocky surfaces, crevasses, and depressions. The vehicle also had to be light enough to be carried by the riders and able to fit inside a 5' cube.
As a team, representing the Rhode Island School of Design, we designed and built the rover from scratch. As well as working on all aspects of the rover, I mainly worked on ergonomics - involving seating, peddle placement, and steering.
I was also one of two racers for the buggy. During the first run, one of our custom fabricated wheels snapped in half due to excess lateral forces. Having access to the mechanical shops, we were able to fix the wheel and race the next day. This earned us the "Crash and Burn Award," an award given to a team that shows efficient problem solving skills; an important skill to have for space travel.