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Venafi and Broadway Loft in Utah Design & Construction Magazine by Steven Christensen

Utah Design & Construction's May issue includes a feature on the IIDA Intermountain Chapter Awards, including Broadway Loft (BEST: Live - single unit) and Venafi HQ (BEST: Work over 15,000 SF, BEST on a Budget, and BEST of the BEST)

by Steven Christensen

Broadway Loft punch-listed and ready for move-in. The CNC routed line work shown on the sliding wall above is part of a larger drawing that runs continuously (episodically) across all east/west oriented surfaces. This drawing was developed based upon research into Eastern European cellular vaulting performed in preparation for a graduate studio at UCLA led during Fall Quarter, 2013. The three-dimensional perceptual effects generated by variations in line proximity pay subtle homage to the work of op-artists such as Briget Riley. Here, with the strong two-dimensional figure/ground discordance of Riley’s work replaced by a relatively subtle counter-relief play between light and shadow, the faceted topographical surface implied by the drawing oscillates from shallow to deep depending on ambient light and the perspective of the viewer. 

by Steven Christensen

Site visit, Broadway Loft. 

by Steven Christensen

Construction visit, Broadway Loft. CNC routed panels being primed and sanded.

by Steven Christensen

Site visit to the CNC fabricator for the supergraphic line drawing at Broadway Loft

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Mock-up photos from the fabricator testing various bit widths for the Broadway Loft supergraphic walls.