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Architecturally, the dichotomy between private and public choice resides in the tectonic division between private and public space, the wall; the wall between unit and corridor, unit and exterior, the building and its environment. The surface is the mitigating element of the wall and thus the disconnector of communication and interconnection between public and private.

Thickening engages the relationship between surface and volume, the densification of space and a subsequent interconnection of program. The design of our prototype wall attempts to create a habitable and permeable boundary that can parametrically respond to a multitude of geometries and spaces. The prototype of this thickened boundary is assembled from an irregular grid of flat-plate, folded aluminum cells that connect to a truss-like web of structural line elements precisely located and connected by rapid-prototyped structural nodes.