01

BAND RAIL

 

 

Design:

VG Studio llc

Project Location:

3050 Av Figueroa Alcorta, Buenos Airess (1425)

Total Interior Design Budget: U$ 100 000

Stage: Built 2016

 

Design Team:

Victoria Goldstein, Munjer Hashim

Arq Luciana Melicchio | Local Architect

Nenee Estudio and La Botegatienda | Fabrication

 

 

   Prefabricated in 4 pieces...

 Prefabricated in 4 pieces...

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  Flat look from a frontal view

Flat look from a frontal view

  Full body revealed at an angled view

Full body revealed at an angled view

photography credits: sol lisdero

 

About "Band Rail":

“Band-Rail” ripples effortlessly through space while holding considerable book weight.  Colorful book covers and magazines add beauty to the living room area in this little loft apartment, and adorn the rhythmic repetitive character of the handrail’s vertical components.  Storage space is integrated to the staircase and generates an elegant and vibrant environment.

Made of wooden ‘gills’ and supported by a minimal steel beam the handrail is mechanically fastened and brought to site in a few pre-assembled pieces that fit inside a standard car.  The wood was selected to optimize automated router cutting considering variables of thickness, grain and softness. No glue, no tint, and router-refined edges to prevent sanding make the building process seamless.  Joints are coupled in between components through shape and precision; resulting in the detox of the process.

An addition of simple generative and fabrication steps make “Band rail” eye candy and the resulting fabrication process keep it clean to share space with.

 

 

 


02

SURREAL-ISH

 

Design:

VG Studio llc

Project Location:

2406 Avalon Pl (77019)

Budget: U$ 12 000

Stage: Built 2014

Navid Ghendami | Fabrication

 

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 CNC milled wood / powder coated Handrail

CNC milled wood / powder coated Handrail

 BIM 3d Model of 1st floor

BIM 3d Model of 1st floor

 BIM 3d Model of 2nd Floor

BIM 3d Model of 2nd Floor