Catch A Wave

Catch A Wave

By Diana Budds
An undulating wall made from over 40,000 dowels adds a dose of awe to a Massachusetts loft.

When John Matosky hired Merge Architects to upgrade his loft, it was a pretty standard project—renovate the existing lackluster bathroom, add a second bathroom, and build a bookshelf. But Elizabeth Whittaker, firm principal and an adjunct assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, saw an opportunity to do a little material research on how to create a three-dimensional wall.

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