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Steven Holl Architects | Inversion

Objects Steven Holl Architects | Inversion

Inversion is cut from 21 million year old stone from a quarry in Lecce, Italy. The process, beginning with a 5”x7” watercolor sketch in New York City, which is transformed into a 3d file, and then sent to a five-axis cutter in Lecce, required no working drawings.

Steven Holl Architects | Inversion

© Chris McVoy

Steven Holl Architects | Inversion

© Chris McVoy

Steven Holl Architects | Inversion

Measuring 1.2 meters tall and weighing 2500 lbs, the Lecce limestone is digitally cut with a 5-axis CNC mill by the Lecce stone fabricator Pimar. The forms are a carved out rectangular stone block, and its direct reversal as a solid. Reflected in a sheet of water, these forms are again reversed.

Steven Holl Architects | InversionAt installation, the “Cortile del 700” in Milan is covered in gravel, remnants from the digital carving process. In the evening they glow like stone lanterns powered with flexible hi-powered LED strip tubes. The architectonic constructions hover and reflect in a sheet of water.

Architect: Steven Holl Architects
Project name: Inversion
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