Constructing The Chrysalis
The Zahner Engineered Profiled Panel System (ZEPPS) construction components, which create the Chrysalis' flowing, pleated topography designed by Marc Fornes THEVERYMANY, have started to arrive onsite; having been engineered, CNC cut (Computer Numeric Control), fabricated and shipped from A. Zahner Company in Kansas City. The geometry of the Chrysalis' 12,000 square foot external surface is formed by 300 Profiles (think roof trusses and purlins all in one), each of which is totally unique and destined for a single location as part of the one-of-a-kind building.
On the groupings of these aluminum Profiles, the ZEPPS, has been placed a substrate, or inner layer, of clear anodized aluminum. This surface will be seen as the Chrysalis interior, blending in tone with with galvanized tubular steel structure. The brilliant coloration of the Chrysalis exterior is derived by 7,700 shingles, cut and shaped in 11 different varieties and four different spring green shades of high-grade Valspar Fluropon architectural paint, and then hand placed in the field, using approximately 45,000 rivets.