A photovoltaic façade panel from KieranTimberlake's 2008 Cellophane House.
Christopher Leaman A photovoltaic façade panel from KieranTimberlake's 2008 Cellophane House.

The Philadelphia-based architecture firm KieranTimberlake is opening up its new office for an exhibition of its recent work. "Drawn + Quartered" features full-scale models and mock-ups of components and technologies borne from the practice's extensive research focus. The two-part exhibit opened on May 20 with "Quartered," a selection of prototypes, mock-ups, and test components presented in the studio. The second portion, "Drawn," will open on Aug. 1 at the Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery at the Architectural Archives at the University of Pennsylvania, an exhibition partner. "Drawn" will feature a selection of works on paper covering the firm’s formative, pre-digital planning and design projects.

A cast-aluminum strut for the façade of the firm's forthcoming U.S. Embassy, in London.
Christopher Leaman A cast-aluminum strut for the façade of the firm's forthcoming U.S. Embassy, in London.

The objects on display throughout the exhibition include a custom cast-aluminum façade strut (shown above) for the firm's forthcoming Embassy of the United States, in London; an 11-foot-tall polyurethane solar shade for the School of Engineering research facility under construction at Brown University, in Providence, R.I.; 3D-printed prototypes of the firm’s new, full-scale building sensor network, Pointelist; precast building components (shown below) made to test aggregates for a lightweight structural system for the firm's Ideal Choice Homes project, which is currently in development; and a photovoltaic-integrated SmartWrap façade panel (top image) from the firm's 2008 Cellophane House.

In addition to the physical presentations at the studio and archives, audio narrations explaining the featured research, as well as photos and diagrams, can also be accessed from the firm’s website.

Precast concrete components.
Christopher Leaman Precast concrete components.
Christopher Leaman

"Drawn + Quartered" runs through Oct. 14 at KieranTimberlake's office and at the Harvey and Irwin Kroiz Gallery.