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Injection Molding

  • Kristy Balliet
  • Brennan Buck
Part of the Edition Angewandte book series (EDITION)

Abstract

Injection molding is used to manufacture pieces from thermoplastic by injecting molten plastic into a mold at high pressure. Evoking the trash cans or frisbees made this way infuses architecture with an element of fleeting contemporary pop culture rather than the modernist goal of staid timelessness. The technique inspires a desire for high gloss and minimal seams, but its driving implication is an aesthetic of aggregated nonstandard small-scale parts. Fundamentally, these parts are not based on an ideal model; the variation and movement within the series is as noteworthy as similarities between repeated parts.

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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 2010

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  • Kristy Balliet
  • Brennan Buck

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