Erwin Hauer Continua is a series of designs for perforated and light-diffusing architectural surfaces. Originally developed in , Continua screens were made of masonry materials painstakingly cast in complex molds. Developed in cooperation with Enrique Rosado, Continua screens are available in CNC-cut medium-density fiberboard MDF and stone, as well as precast concrete and high-strength gypsum cement. Panels may be shop-fabricated up to 4 x 8 feet, and larger sizes must be assembled on site. The technology is conventionally used for. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
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He was Erwin Franz Hauer was born on January 18, , in Vienna. Josef Albers invited him to study at Yale University the following year. Hauer went on to teach sculpture there from to , named Professor Emeritus of Sculpture upon his retirement. Inspired first by Henry Moore, and later the Constructivist sculptors Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner, Hauer cast his most popular series, Continua, from molds in concrete, gypsum, and acrylic resin using processes he developed while living in Vienna.
But it was in the U. Hauer remained dedicated to his craft throughout his life, quietly settling in Bethany, Connecticut, while teaching at Yale. But it was a year earlier that Hauer reconnected with Enrique Rosado, a former student at Yale.
Rosado convinced him to revive Continua for commercial production but using modern technology. To me, he was an icon, and the most lovely and gentle man. These pics were from a studio visit: many of these sculptures —especially the bronze pieces—were made in the 50's that few have ever seen!
He is one-of-a-kind! Sorry, but there are no results for your search. Try again or go to homepage here. By Ryan Waddoups. Photography by Nelson Kon. Hauer's screens created fascinating light and shadow play.
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Erwin Hauer, Celebrated Sculptor of Architectural Screens, Dies at 91
Like Carlberg, he was especially known for his minimalist , repetitive pieces in the s and s. According to ribabookshops. Hauer's design studio in New Haven, Connecticut is well known for the production of sculptural, light-diffusing architectural screens and walls employing Hauer's modular style. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article includes a list of references , but its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. May Learn how and when to remove this template message.
In , this Austria-born sculptor began exploring modular sculptures featuring infinite continuous surfaces. Some of these structures lent themselves to architectural usage as room dividers and light-diffusing perforated walls. He patented these designs, developed the technologies to manufacture them, and installed several such walls in churches in Vienna. As a result, he was awarded a Fulbright scholarship and came to the United States in
Erwin Hauer Continua
They also showed the potential for continued progression toward infinity. This is Erwin Hauer describing the development of the first Continua , the modular planar sculptures that launched his career. The Austrian-born sculptor would go on to patent these designs, develop the technologies to manufacture them and install several screen walls based on the designs for churches in Vienna. Based on the attention these screens generated, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and came to the United States in Josef Albers invited him to join the faculty of Yale in where he taught until The light-filtering screens were embraced and used as brise soleil and room dividers by modern architects including Edward Durell Stone, Gordon Bunshaft, and Florence Knoll.