ATHENEX – Swell Ceiling

Design Work


The Athenex project was a large Swell tile installation in 48 Light Brown.  The undulating ceiling is three rooms (one large conference room, one small conference room and the CEO’s office).  For this job the Swell system was expanded to include a new array of D-tiles that continue the undulations of the A and B types, enabling more undulations while also opening the ceiling up for sprinkler drops.  The parametric system that produces the drawing sets for this as well as geometries for rendering in Grasshopper was also overhauled to generate the drawings automatically as well as include the new tile types.

Turf coordinated the design of this installation with Whitney Architects and the contractors we collaborated with were JC Anderson, Inc.