Cast & Place (Governors Island, New York, NY, USA) is the winner of the 2017 City of Dreams Competition. The pavilion presents a new approach to using and transforming waste materials. The natural process of clay drying and cracking was utilized to define unique patterns. Aluminum, an infinitely recyclable, strong, and ubiquitous material, was cast into the clay patterns. This process resulted in light, strong panels that were assembled into spaces for reflection, performance, and play. Clay placed adjacent to the structure demonstrates the procedure used to create the patterns by cycling through wetting, drying and cracking. Cast & Place subtly reminds us of the changing nature of materials over time and our relationships to these materials.
Governors Island, New York, NY, USA, 2017
- Honoree for the 2018 NYCxDesign Awards in the Outdoor/Urban Landscape category, 2018.
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Segal, E. M., Ramsburg, L., Draper, J., Thompson, S., Draper, P., Lindsay, B., Dowd, M. and Cheng, A. A. H. (2022). “Cast & Place: A Cast Aluminum Pavilion Defined by Clay.” ICSA 2022: 5th International Conference on Structures & Architecture, Aalborg, Denmark.
Segal, E. M., Ramsburg, L., Draper, J., Thompson, S., Draper, P., Lindsay, B., Cheng, A. A. H., and Dowd, M. (2020). “Clay Cracking: A Natural Process Guiding a Design-to-Fabrication Method for Cast Aluminum Panels.” Technology | Architecture + Design, 4(1), 106-114, doi: 10.1080/24751448.2020.1705722.
Cheng, A. A. H., Segal, E. M., Draper, P., Ramsburg, L., Draper, J., Dowd, M., Thompson, S., and Lindsay, B. (2018). “Structural Design of Cast & Place, a Cast Aluminum Pavilion.” International Association for Shell and Spatial Structures Symposium, Cambridge, MA.
Cast & Place panels (2018), OSMUNDA, exhibited at Gallery 151, New York, NY (Apr. 18 – May 6).
- Project introduction
- Prototype crack formation time lapse
- Full-scale panel crack formation time lapse
- Prototype casting
- Artists in Action at Grounds for Sculpture: a second prototype casting
- Prof. Segal and students discussing the project
- Josh Draper – PrePost
- Lisa Ramsburg, Powell Draper, and Alexandra Cheng – schlaich bergermann partner
- Edward M. Segal – Segal Structures Group at Hofstra University
- Max Dowd – Grimshaw Architects
- Scot W. Thompson
- Bruce Lindsay
Segal Structures Group Members
- AIANY and FIGMENT press release
- Arch Daily
- Architizer (September 15, 2017)
- Architizer (March 20, 2017)
- The Architect’s Newspaper (July 12, 2017)
- The Architect’s Newspaper (March 8, 2017)
- NY Curbed
- Spoiled NYC
- Untapped Cities
- Downtown Arts
- Hofstra (May 1, 2018)
- Hofstra (April 30, 2018)
- Hofstra (September 19, 2017)