Every year, the April issue of "Architectural Record" magazine focuses on residential projects and 2005’s issue has Steven Holl’s “Turbulence House” on pages 182 – 187.
This project uses ZEPPS to realize the complex geometries around the breeze way and as a method to precisely factory fabricate the compete form. The skin is made of flat lock seam panels clad in Galvalume.
Zahner actually fabricated and installed two versions of the same building. One is permanently installed in Abiquiu, New Mexico; the other was shipped to Vicenza, Italy for an exhibition. It was originally used as part of an exhibit on Steven Holl’s work and is now located in a sculpture park.
Designed by Steven Holl Architects and manufactured using Zahner form-building technologies, Turbulence House functions as a guest home for artists Richard Tuttle and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge. Steven Holl likens the design to “the tip of an iceberg indicating a much larger mass below. The form allows turbulent wind to blow through its center." The stressed skin and aluminum rib construction was digitally prefabricated in Kansas City and assembled on site in Abiquiu, New Mexico.
This project was also featured in the January 2003 issue of "Architectural Record" on page 66.