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STONE ART: RECREATING AN ARTISTIC MEDALLION FOR ORGANIZATION SEAL

The Dallas Theological Seminary and Graduate School of Theology has a medallion on the exterior for the organization seal. While renovating the building, the designers wanted to recreate a new seal matching the original design.

 

Photograph of the Pre-existing Seal | AAS Team Recreated a New Medallion Matching this Design

Photograph of the Pre-existing Seal | AAS Team Recreated a New Medallion Matching this Design

 

The AAS team took pictures of the original seal and developed a 3D model.

 

3D Model of the Medallion used as Exterior Organization Seal for the Dallas Theological Seminary and Graduate School of Theology

3D Model of the Medallion used as Exterior Organization Seal for the Dallas Theological Seminary and Graduate School of Theology

 

Once the 3D rendering was approved, the AAS team developed a wooden model using CNC machining.

 

Seal Model cut on AAS CNC Machine | Project-specific Stone Design, Manufacturing

Seal Model cut on AAS CNC Machine | Project-specific Stone Design, Manufacturing

 

The next step was to create a rubber form using the wooden model. The manufacturing team used this rubber form and specific admixture for the approved color to fabricate the new cast stone medallion.

The new medallion matched the original shape, intricate design details, and the signage letters with the specific fonts, preserving the school’s tradition and image.

With 3D Modeling and CNC machining capabilities, AAS provides unparalleled design freedom to customers for a range of creative stone art designs. AAS can recreate artistic stone design pieces from photographs. In case if designers have a 3D Model developed, the AAS team can use that as well.

 

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CREATIVE GRAPEVINE DESIGN IN ARCHITECTURAL STONE

The design intent with the renovation of the Grapevine Convention Center project was to preserve the cultural heritage of the historic town on the buildings’ ¬†exterior. The interior spaces serve as the modern-day city administration offices.

The architect determined to incorporate grapevines into the design elements of the series of buildings. When the project started, the architect had not decided on the material to use for the grapevine pattern. After numerous meetings with our company, the architect settled on cast stone as the material to use to convey the historical beginnings of the community. Cast stone copings, pier caps, and water tables all were produced with a grapevine design.

All that the assignment for the grape leaf design was only a simple 2-dimensional drawing. In order to make the design, Advanced Cast Stone worked with its commercial artist to form a design that was suitable in size and relief. Rubber molds were finally made to capture the creativity of the artwork.

 

Grapevine Rubber Mold for Singular Cast Stone PieceLeaf Design Stone Pieces Fit Together at Different AngelsGrapevine Leaf Design Connected with the Historical Roots of the City

 

While molds were difficult since the amount of detail desired for the grape leaf is very subjective, its use on the various surface areas of the building further complicated mold production. The design was used on several areas of the structure, such as a typical long flat wall, on radius arches, and at curved sections in the turret areas. At each area of the building, the grape design needed to align with windows, mullions, and other elements of the building. This required careful adjustments to the mold and the pieces of stone to provide overall alignment with the other components of the building.

 

Grapevine Rubber Mold for Cast Stone Band Around the BuildingGrapevine Leaf Design on Curved SurfaceContinuous Leaf Design on Cast Stone BandCustom Mold Making, Project Specific Manufacturing Realized Architect's Design Vision

 

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