By leveraging on its significant experience with such major projects, RIMOND was able to design a comprehensive modeling method. Due to the design intent pushed down to final fabrication, this project, despite its tiny scale, provided an exceptionally high number of pieces, which resulted in a very large, digitally rooted, “advanced craft” operation.
The answer was a coordinating lightweight model with an exact base wireframe geometry that generated the actual geometry of specific components, partitioned into sectors, allowing customized fabrication, delivery, and installation of such a massive hardwood mosaic.
Of course, the model had to include the substructure that was constructed and exchanged for performance calculations, including connections to the main building’s existing beams and bracing, all while taking into account laser scan and extremely fine tolerances.
The model, however, served more than just engineering and fabrication purposes. Thanks to RIMOND integrated approach, It was intended to always show the architects the development of their geometry down to the finest details, and to ease their acceptance while taking control of collisions, connections, cost, and all technical and production limitations.