Manufacture Architecture NC

Mulberry Street

Precast Concrete (Composite Mold)_290 Mulberry Street

This apartment building has a precast concrete and brick veneer composite panel on its exterior fa├žade. The master for the panels was fabricated using a CNC router and then a rubber mold was made from the master. Brick were hand laid onto the rubber mold and concrete poured directly onto the back of the brick surfaces. The concrete filled the spaces between the brick to give the appearance of mortar joints. A large mold was created and was subdivided with dams to create smaller composite panels as per the design. The mold was used repeatedly throughout the manufacturing of the panels.