Rigidized collaborated with University at Buffalo and digitally fabricated a structure of perforated metal panels, designed to transport a bee hive.
Rigidized® Metals worked with, and sponsored, a design competition among the University at Buffalo’s Ecological Practices Research Group. Elevator B was created to house a bees nest that needed to be relocated. Rigidized® Metals Corporation worked with students on digital fabrication techniques to create custom perforated deep textured panels in six different designs, allowing for a unique and complex design while simplifying workflow. Hexagonal panels went from relatively open designs to completely opaque, allowing panels to create a beautiful interplay of solid and void. The panels were digitally fabricated using Rigidized® Metals’ pattern 5WL® in stainless steel with the texture further enhancing the play of light on the structure.