ZEPPS provides artists and designers with the capability to create any sculptural form. The system is developed by the Zahner engineering and manufacturing team, and is frequently used to create unique building shapes, sculpture, custom canopies.
When used in architecture, ZEPPS forms can be developed to contain a complete wall system. This can include the exterior skin, waterproofing membrane, vapor barrier, structure, MEP, insulation, and interior wall substrate. By offering this as a complete system, designers can confidently develop curving architecture without worrying about how other trades will integrate into a unique curvilinear system.
” It works a little bit like a model-airplane kit. Zahner’s computer system will go through the design automatically and organize all the parts to create a shape. The cutting patterns get sent over to a computer system that cuts the shapes. All the shapes come in a box numbered, and as long as they fit the numbered parts in the right places there’s very little measuring. You get a unique prefabricated shape that comes in a box.”
George Metzger Former Partner at Frank Gehry Partners