Tag Archives: Design

Medium Block Submittal – 080826

Medium Block Submittal – 080826

amphorae is neither block nor cistern, instead it is a hybrid of both that is both structural and functional

The simple block is a vertical extrusion that has a uniform thickness of 1″. The overall dimensions are 27″ x 12″ x 9″. This block is a slight variation of our Simple Block and is the getting closer to our original aspirations for the ampohrae wall cistern unit.

Medium Block Technical Specs

Medium Block Unit

Medium Block Section Cut

Simple Block Submittal – 080826

Simple Block Submittal – 080826

amphorae is neither block nor cistern, instead it is a hybrid of both that is both structural and functional

The simple block is a vertical extrusion that has a uniform thickness of 1″. The overall dimensions are 27″ x 12″ x 9″. Since the block is a simple extrusion it can simply be cast on its’ side.

Simple Block Dimensions

Simple Block Axonometric

Simple Block Wall Scheme

Simple Block Mold Specifications

Current Submittal – 080826

Current Submittal – 080826

amphorae is neither block nor cistern, instead it is a hybrid of both that is both structural and functional

With the engineer Peter Calcetas arriving in a week we have set up a series of smaller quick molds that we can use to test Ductal. This unit will be used as a tabletop planter containing one cistern and one planter. It is slightly over two feet long and 7″ wide. The thickness of the unit is approximately 3/4″ and will have three pour holes on the bottom.

tabletop unit dimensions

tabletop unit rendering

tabletop unit renderings

tabletop unit section

tabletop unit mold diagram

Current Submittal – 080824

Current Submittal – 080824

amphorae is neither block nor cistern, instead it is a hybrid of both that is both structural and functional

Our latest version of our component separates the cistern and the planter. It is a variation of our Brise Block and exhibits both the airiness and flexibility of our original component. Our newest design will also be easier to cast considering since it is simply a one inch sheet that has been manipulated.

Axonometric View

Top View

Side View

Side View

Project Development

Geometry Update

Brick Tests