Bookbinding and Bricks

Casey Gollan found a video or perhaps a photo-strobe or raw photos strung together describing the process of Abigail Uhteg.

Today I went to visit “Pike Loop” an installation by Gramazio and Kholer. You may remember the brick facade of the Gantenbein Vineyard Facade shown in IDMII last year, or, more importantly, the lecture given by Fabio Gramazio during the Digital Tectonics lecture.

The Storefront for Art and Architecture had a “Digital Materiality exhibition” while the Robot was in action. But the actually installation is still up until January. It is between Division and East Broadway on Pike Street.

Anyway here are some photos from my travels.


3 Responses to “Bookbinding and Bricks”

  1. 2009/12/18 at 9:17 pm

    Liza – What did you think of the robot wall? And who decorated it?

  2. 2 Liza
    2009/12/18 at 11:22 pm

    Details that I did not realize about “Pike Loop” from Fabio Gramazio’s lecture that I had to experience for myself include.

    There are low entrance ways from which one can go into a “loop”

    There is a lamp post from which one of the “loops” responded to by slightly avoiding (best seen in plan)

    There are indentations on the bricks from where R/O/B handled each unit.

    Pike loop is in Chinatown. I can only assume that the locals decorated it, whoever the locals may be.

  3. 3 Kai Gutschow
    2009/12/19 at 8:21 am

    Liza: Great that you could go. Very nice pics! The “floating” bricks are curious, atectonic, as bricks are not normally glued, but fun. I hope it’s still there when I come through NYC in begin Jan., to see Bauhaus and Saarinen exhibits. I forwarded this post to Jeremy, who took his DFab class to the Pike Loop this October. Thanks for your efforts on this blog! – Kai

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