Cassini Blocks

September 20, 2010
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Kidney-shaped ceramic building blocks

Designed as a new type of wall system, Cassini Blocks embrace the natural and formal tendencies of ceramics as a starting point for design. Utilizing a single unit type shaped like a kidney or peanut, many different stacking and opening possibilities emerge. Instead of forcing the material in to a standard brick unit, these blocks are slip-cast into hollow blocks. Ceramic building units also offer distinct performance criteria: clay is a durable and natural material, has a high insulation capacity, absorbs and distributes water when uncoated, and can shed water once glazed—allowing it to be used in interior and exterior applications.

Contact: Sheet Design, Long Island City, NY, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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