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Wall Maquette, PolyBrick series, 2014

This is a Wall Maquette. It was designed by Jenny E. Sabin, Jingyang Liu Leo, Martin Miller, David Rosenwasser and Nicholas Cassab-Gheta and produced by Sabin Design Lab, Cornell University.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Jenny E. Sabin as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2014. Its medium is ceramic, maltodextrin, alcohol.

Sabin employs materials science, mathematics, and digital technology to generate new building forms. PolyBricks are prototypes for mortarless, 3D-printed bricks inspired by bone composites and dovetail joints. This model is for a building component that could be manufactured in ceramic with minimal waste.

It is credited Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio and Sabin Design Lab, Cornell Architecture.

Our curators have highlighted 14 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 61 × 61 × 20.3 cm (24 × 24 × 8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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