Project 2XmT, a completely self-supporting vertical installation, tests the structural limits of thin-gauge metals while showcasing the visual qualities of patterned and textured metal. The wall, developed by architecture faculty members Chris Romano and Nick Bruscia with Rigidized Metals, was erected in 2013 near the entrance to Silo City, a cluster of grain elevators along the Buffalo River. Project 2XmT won awards from Architizer A+ in material innovation and fabrication. The research also earned first place in the TEX-FAB SKIN competition. The project won The Architect's Newspaper 2014 "Best Fabrication" award.
Photographer: Douglas Levere, 2013