Material Research

 

At alepreda, we believe that the act of making–the translation of ideas into physical form–is a catalyst for discovery.

We take a hands-on approach to design and construction and enjoy experimenting with materials, joinery, details, delivery methodologies, to create unexpected results that reinforce the larger project idea.

 
 
Cnc carving performed at our Brooklyn workshop. This piece was part of a research experiment with NY-based artist (and friend) Ethan Greenbaum.

Cnc carving performed at our Brooklyn workshop. This piece was part of a research experiment with NY-based artist (and friend) Ethan Greenbaum.

 
 

Below are some recent experiments for a wall paneling system for one of our residential projects. Can an ordinary material be used in an unexpected way?

 
Prototype details for a custom laminated panel.

Prototype details for a custom laminated panel.

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Carving into a surface to create an effect reminiscent of quarry extraction marks.

Carving into a surface to create an effect reminiscent of quarry extraction marks.

Fluffy stone?

Fluffy stone?


 
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