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The idea is simple: precision-cut materials fused into a structure full of both light and power.

Developed with Douglas Gauthier, BURST* breaks new ground in prefabrication, using powerful computer models to create complex structures from kits of common materials.

The open weave of the building welcomes cooling breezes, sun and shadow. But the delicate ribs are also incredibly strong: able to withstand floods, hurricanes, and earthquakes.

Originally built as a beach house on the Australian coast, Burst*008 was also fully constructed as a feature in the MoMA exhibit, Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling, where it was visited by over 750,000 people.

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LOCATION
Museum of Modern Art, New York

PROGRAM 
Exterior ground-up installation for MoMA’s exhibit, Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling

SQUARE FOOTAGE 
1,600  sq. ft.

YEAR
2008