MKCA is committed to innovation in building craft to create work that is beautiful, meaningful, and of lasting value. What we make, and how we make it is our way of thinking about the future.
MKCA developed a custom production method to manufacture a glazed terra cotta rain screen system for our East Side Townhouse project. In collaboration with Boston Valley Terra Cotta’s sculptors and ceramic engineers, we’ve developed an striated skin with an undulating faceted geometry. The raw terra cotta is extruded through custom dies and the wet material is wire struck by hand along laser cut wooden jigs, fired, and glazed.
Future Craft describes our dedication to bringing exciting and innovative ways of making into our work, but also our commitment to producing more intelligent, pleasurable, and sustainable work for our clients.
The K-G system makes use of current advances in 3D printing. The geometry was developed with visual porosity and structural stiffness in mind using a single interwoven surface. The complexity greatly reduces the amount of material and cost. The sliding mechanism of the door to be entirely contained within the door itself, ensuring that no visible track is required for smooth operation.
The details are the design. The quality of movement, the sturdiness and stability of transformable elements, the durability of finishes and construction are all critical factors in our work.