Team Walter P Moore Participates in Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop
During the second annual Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop (ACAW), participants in the architectural industry explored the prototyping and assembly of terra cotta systems through manufacturer-supported hands-on research
Team Walter P Moore designed and developed modular terra cotta units for use in a post-tensioned system. The team investigated adapting the clay mix to enhance the compressive structure of the material and the addition of composites to increase structural qualities without eliminating the aesthetic properties of terra cotta. Slip cast and wood prototype units were manufactured and studied for aesthetic and structural considerations, to populate the modules in a variable patterns and unitizing options.