Hive is a masonry wall comprising 175 unique 3D-printed ceramic units. The stoneware units in Hive consist of four interwoven hexagonal apertures that have different degrees of opening based on the global design of the wall. The geometry of each aperture impacts the way units fit with their surrounding neighbours. Variable aperture openings add visual interest to the space while acting as a privacy screen between a reception area and meeting room. The hexagonal units break the conventional rectilinear structure of a masonry wall while providing a strong and materially efficient structure.

Project team: Ye Sul E. Cho, Ji Shi, Meghan Taylor, James Clarke-Hicks, Isabel Ochoa, and David Correa

Collaboration with the University of Waterloo and SDI Interior Design