Experiments in Structural Columns Formations
2009, CNC milled Acrylic, Urethane Rubber and Polyurethane Casting Resin Composites
Museum of Science, Boston

Mineralization processes form many natural structures and introduce metals, such as gold, into a rock. The resulting rock composition is stiffer and stronger. By using the ratio of stiff to soft materials, Stalasso mimics these mineralization processes for design purposes. This leads to construction based on performance requirements. For example, a bed, a table or a building’s ceiling could be tailored to respond to different weights across its surface according to specific requirements and preferences.