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The Waves & Undulations in White Aluminum

Specializing in CNC, Mario Romano assembled hundred unique pieces of aluminium skin to create the waves & undulations in the structure.

Mario Romano, the artist of architecture designed a Wave House wrapped in an aluminum skin. Specializing in CNC, Romano assembled hundred unique pieces of aluminum skin which was digitally rolled and unrolled, then cut by a CNC machine and finally attached to a complex metal substructure made of straight lines, leaving a space between the white aluminum panels of exactly one and three/fourth inches. The shadow lines flow continuously nearly 60 feet starting from the top of the parapet, down the roof, until finally cascading to the bottom of the front wall. The home’s aluminum skin is skilfully orchestrated, emulating the beauty of nature’s own eloquent geometry. It appears as if one massive undulating facade, the painted aluminum flows from over two stories high until finally arriving to touch the ground in one single flow.

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There are over 300 unique and custom cut aluminum pieces within this skin, organized to form one massive architectural movement. Unable to use traditional architectural jargon like roof, wall and eaves, Romano and his design team created new words to describe what they were creating, often embodying the forms one finds in nature - fins, icing, river lines and feathers.

In order to achieve the design-build of this rippling rainscreen, specialized computer software was used - the same used to design automobiles, aircrafts and boats. Using parametric tools like Rhino’s Grasshopper, Romano and his design team were able to digitally script the “rule set”, then freely adjust hundreds of individual pieces until the rippling affectation was met. The courtyard wall has an intricate overlapping of “feathers” rising two stories high, keeping the house drier and cooler by allowing more air to circulate. 

Contact: www.marioromano.com

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