bitMAPS BUBBLE WRAP WALL TILES

Inspiration truly can come from anywhere.  Indiana based PROJECTiONE came up with the idea of using the concept of bubble wrap to create a bathroom wall panel system.  A company founded by graduates of the Masters program at Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning, Adam Buente, Kyle Perry, Elizabeth Boone and Eric Brockmeyer, PROJECTiONE is interested in design and fabrication utilizing digital equipment.

The bitMAPS wall panels were fabricated using intentionally pierced bubble wrap as the first mold.  The final product is made of polystyrene, and was installed on two walls and the ceiling of a  residential bathroom project.  Via the digital design process, many bathroom features were integrated into the custom panels: light coves, ventilation grilles, magazine and tissue holders.  bitMAPS creators intention was “to create a clean but complex texture that is engaging to sight and touch, encouraged through embedded switches, custom storage compartments and openings for light and air ventilation.”

It is definitely an interesting and innovative concept, smartly utilizing the capabilities of digital technology.

BitMap Bubble Wrap tile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BitMap Bubble Wrap tile

BitMap Bubble Wrap tile

BitMap Bubble Wrap tile

BitMap Bubble Wrap tile

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