One Jackson Square
New York, NY
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Owner: Hines Development
SITU Fabrication was the fabrication cosultant for the lobby of One Jackson Sqare, NYC, a residential building designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. The lobby is comprised of 65 CNC-routed bamboo wall panels that are each approximately 4' wide and 13' tall.
KPF began working with SITU Fabrication in the early stages of schematic design to develop a series of strategies that explored a range of materials and CNC fabrication techniques. Throughout the process, full-scale prototypes were made to test ideas as they emerged. CNC technology was used for early material samples and scale models, through full-scall prototypes and ultimately to the final panel fabrication.
Each one of the unique wall panels are built out of 185 strips of 7/8" flat grain bamboo plywood. The fabrication process entails laminating two dimensionally cut sections and then milling panels in three dimensions where there is double curvature. The two step milling process was developed to efficiently use standard sheet material and minimize waste.