Twisted Brick

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    Photograph of brick.
    Twisted Brick
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Photograph of brick connection and detail.
    Brick connection and detail.
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Photograph of façade assembly.
    façade assembly.
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Photograph of façade assembly.
    Façade assembly.
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Photograph of brick.
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Photograph of multiple bricks.
    Twisted Bricks
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Close up photograph of twisted brick
    Brick Detail
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Photograph of 3d clay printer in the process of creating a brick
    Brick creation process
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
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    Group photo of kelsey dawson mia mialnovic and nathanael scheffler holding their project
    Group Photo
    Kelsey Dawson / Mia Mialnovic / Nathanael Scheffler
Author(s)
Kelsey Dawson
Mia Mialnovic
Nathanael Scheffler
Project Date

Twisted Brick is a play on the dimensions of a Standard Brick. We were inspired by the shape and scale of the standard brick, which was designed to fit the hand for easy stacking. The Twisted Brick also makes use of this, brick exactly fits the curve of the hand when grasped, making a tactile and easy to hold experience. Making use of this system, both the standard brick and the Twisted Brick are easy to grab and place into the facade.
Through material testing we introduced the extreme cantilever by angling the shape until it’s failure point. The 3D printed nature of the construction provides a woven quality to the wall. The Standard Brick was twisted 180 degrees and warped once configured into the woven system making each brick unique. In this configuration the bricks act as a breezeblock facade, filtering wind and allowing light to penetrate through the openings of each brick.