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Mold It, Cast It

From the first copper frog cast in Mesopotamia, molding and casting has progressed a long way in the realm of architecture and design since 3200 BC. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite recent projects that are redefining the boundaries of materials and formwork, and will hopefully inspire five more millennia of creative fabrication techniques.

Here is a closeup of a double layer of acrylic cast in a formwork of balloons (later popped), seen at OMA's Prada store in Beverly Hills.

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