While the material of The Garrison is steeped in history, it has been reinvented with leading-edge digital design techniques.
The challenge as designers was to think beyond simple re-use. Rather, the goal was to re-imagine and transform the material – taking dirty, heavy, infrastructural rebar and reconstituting it into a refined, sculptural casting.
Stacklab performed rigorous digital prototyping, for example, eliminating the need for iterative physical testing and minimizing waste.
The piece is designed with an understanding and appreciation of the casting process in order to limit post-processing. The result is an elegant form with only one visible parting line on the entire casting.
The innovative design technology was an important factor in optimizing the weight of the finished piece, ensuring an elegant balance between beauty and functionality.
Image: Early design iterations