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kyle reich objects


sconce lamp

arch 571 (digital fabrications) project 2010 (with vaughn calandra and charles starr)

The wall sconce was made out of water jet cut steel. The removable ribbons are painted alternately red and white on the back side, reflecting the color onto its adjacent ribbon.


Opposite: Assembly Axon Below, Top: Hook Detail Below, Bottom: Base Slot Detail


Each ribbon was hand bent using a series of machinist block jigs.


partition lamp

arch 571 (digital fabrications) project 2010 (with vaughn calandra and charles starr)

A six foot tall lamp made from 1/4� HDPE cut with a CNC router. Select cubes of the lamp are lit from within by LEDs.


rockite backgammon

personal project 2009

The 20.5� backgammon set was cast out of rockite, a fast setting concrete crack filler. The project married the need for a backgammon set with the desire to investigate inlaying.


microsuede backgammon

personal project 2011

A logistical misfortune from an earlier project resulted in around $75 of excess 2-ply chipboard. A second backgammon set was built in an effort to use it up. The board achieves its strength by layering common model-making materials - chipboard and foamcore. The entire assembly is clad in “panels” of microsuede on chipboard. All playing surfaces and interior walls have a layer of 1/8” thick 2-A Volara foam underneath the fabric.


The checkers were cast with polyurethane resin, requiring extensive trial and error tests. A reusable rubber silicone mold was made for the casting process Opposite: Process Materials and Tests Below: Casting Issue Examples


Chipboard Foamcore Volara


desktop fountain

personal project 2009

The fountain was cast out of rockite, clad with rockite tiles. Removable top and back pieces allow access to the pump.


Below: Study Models Opposite: Mold and Poured Mold


cast shell

arch 571 (digital fabrications) project 2010

Shell made using a two-part pour process. The molds were cut out of polystyrene insulation, using a CNC router.


The ring was made using a simple two piece mold.

Opposite: Ring Mold Pour Process Below: Finished Ring


The heart of the project lies in the second mold. The eight piece mold was designed to be built around the ring. When the fresh cement hits the cured ring, it sets almost immediately, alleviating concerns of leaks near the joints.

Opposite: Second Mold Exploded Axon Below: Multiple Piece Mold Concept



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