Strand Tower (2006)
Part of:
  • Testa & Weiser (archive creator)
  • Testa & Weiser (architectural firm)
  • Peter Testa (architect)
  • Devyn Weiser (architect)
  • Ian Ferguson (collaborator)
  • Emily White (collaborator)
  • Simon Greenwold (software developer)
  • Andy Chang (collaborator)
  • Lily Nourmansouri (collaborator)
  • 3D Systems (model maker)

Strand Tower (2006)



Level of archival description:
Extent and medium:
  • 8,158 digital files (261 GB)
    6 models
Scope and content:
This project file documents unbuilt designs by Testa & Weiser for Strand Tower (2006), a continuation of the Carbon Tower research project. Various iterations of Strand Tower are woven out of carbon fibre according to a pattern algorithmically generated by the Weaver software. “The complexity of the final design is produced by arraying a basic fiber bundle of 114 strands; stacked 70 times for a total of approximately 8,000 strands.”[1]

The file contains a large number of digital files which document the conceptual and design development of the project, fabrication of 3D printed physical models, and exhibition of the project at several museums and galleries, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. The file also includes six physical models produced by the 3D printing firm 3D Systems.


[1] "Strand Tower project and credit text" (AP174.S1.2006.D2.007). Testa & Weiser records, Centre Canadien d’Architecture/Canadian Centre for Architecture.
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Materials in this project series are not arranged.

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