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Flutes & Reeds
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Historic Flutes & Reeds
6 Tile Suite
Clerkenwell Design Week Installation Mock-Up
Clerkenwell Design Week Installation Mock-Up
Clerkenwell Design Week Installation Mock-Up
Single Flute
Single Flute
Single Flute
Single Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Single Reed
Single Reed
Single Reed
Single Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed

Historic Flutes & Reeds
6 Tile Suite
Clerkenwell Design Week Installation Mock-Up
Clerkenwell Design Week Installation Mock-Up
Clerkenwell Design Week Installation Mock-Up
Single Flute
Single Flute
Single Flute
Single Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Double Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Triple Flute
Single Reed
Single Reed
Single Reed
Single Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed
Double Reed

Fluting and reeding are among architecture’s oldest surface embellishments. The Greeks, and most who followed, treated these motifs as linear elements applied to columns, pilasters and walls. GRT Architects had occasion to rethink this relationship when asked to design a family of cast concrete tiles with unique deep-relief capabilities for Kaza Concrete.

We proposed a triangular tile for the design possibilities afforded by ‘clocking’ tiles in one hundred twenty degree increments and for the different grid arrangements they produce. Each triangle is in effect a slice of a ‘normal’ fluted or reeded column. When arranged in a well-behaved fashion they form a surface that would look familiar to the Greeks, overlaid with a subtle, triangular matrix. However, a number of unique patterns emerge when tiles are rotated. We are excited by the balance of visual complexity and familiarity and by knowing there are surely combinations we have yet to discover.

To learn more, please visit Kaza Concrete here.

Team:
Rustam Mehta, Tal Schori, Andrew Barkhouse & Marta Llor

Fluting and reeding are among architecture’s oldest surface embellishments. The Greeks, and most who followed, treated these motifs as linear elements applied to columns, pilasters and walls. GRT Architects had occasion to rethink this relationship when asked to design a family of cast concrete tiles with unique deep-relief capabilities for Kaza Concrete.

We proposed a triangular tile for the design possibilities afforded by ‘clocking’ tiles in one hundred twenty degree increments and for the different grid arrangements they produce. Each triangle is in effect a slice of a ‘normal’ fluted or reeded column. When arranged in a well-behaved fashion they form a surface that would look familiar to the Greeks, overlaid with a subtle, triangular matrix. However, a number of unique patterns emerge when tiles are rotated. We are excited by the balance of visual complexity and familiarity and by knowing there are surely combinations we have yet to discover.

To learn more, please visit Kaza Concrete here.

Team:
Rustam Mehta, Tal Schori, Andrew Barkhouse & Marta Llor

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