Erwin Hauer Continua

September 7, 2008

Digitally fabricated multidimensional surfaces

Erwin Hauer Continua is a series of designs for perforated and light-diffusing architectural surfaces. Originally developed in 1950, Continua screens were made of masonry materials painstakingly cast in complex molds. With the advent of current digital fabrication technologies, Continua screens are now easier to fabricate and mass produce, and Erwin Hauer’s sensual, multidimensional shapes may now be realized in a variety of materials.

Developed in cooperation with Enrique Rosado, Continua screens are available in CNC-cut medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and stone, as well as precast concrete and high-strength gypsum cement. Panels may be shop-fabricated up to 4 x 8 feet, and larger sizes must be assembled on site.

Contact: EHR Design Associates LLC, New Haven, CT, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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