MONOLITHIC D E C A Y
a bottom-up design investigation into materiality
The material investigation of a concrete-like material 'rockite' was implemented to draw connection between the design studio and actual building materials used in contemporary practice. This research began with a personal curiosity about concretes ability to feel massive and heavy while disparately portraying characteristics of the delicate or fragile. This series of iterations explores that specific relationship in an attempt to find a balance between the impermeable and the delicate.
A spectrum analysis reveals the desired characteristics, which are studied, understood and controlled to bring the final character of the piece to full realization. Monolithic Decay was realized as a series of 12 - 6 x 18in. stones aggregated to form a single 6 x 2' panel.