Fabrication Friday: Bubble Wrap at iCarbonX

Steven Holl Architects first developed Bubble Wrap Concrete for the Hunters Point Library in Queens, New York; it is now being used in the construction of iCarbonX. The method is similar to the standard exposed concrete wall, but instead of a board form or steel finish, it has bubble wrap as finish. The gauge is around one inch and is glued or stapled to the form work.

First image: iCarbonX, under construction
Second image: Detail image of Bubble Wrap Concrete
Third image: Hunters Point Library mock up with Steven Holl in 2015