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Carbon Fiber BS

-Final design for Advanced Material Structures; Biaxial Carbon Fiber Bus Shelter.

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SPOTLIGHT: Tara Donovan

Known for utilizing common and manufactured materials as components for her installations and sculptures, Donovan has been recognized for her commitment to process. She earned acclaim for her ability to discover how the inherent physical characteristics of an object might allow it to be transformed into art. The artist goes on to explore the multiplication […]

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SPOTLIGHT: Aurora Robson

Aurora is Canadian, but grew up in Hawaii and has lived and worked in New York for 20 years. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn with her husband, cinematographer Marshall Coles and daughter Ona. In addition to her work as an artist, she is Director/Co-founder of Lumenhouse, a photo studio, artist in residence program, […]

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bus shelter concept iii

-Third iteration in the design of the carbon fiber bus shelter system. The polystyrene form has been broken down into modular components for more efficient transportation to and installation on the site. The components will be attached on site, where a PTFE-Kevlar reinforced woven fabric will be added to the roof and walls. 1″ carbon […]

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Archimorph Book I: Biophilia + Technophilia (part 1)

-Continuing the discourse on technologies role in architecture, Biophilia + Technophilia interjects with a series of polemical essays on architectures role via the coevolution of technology and biology. The text alludes to an architecture where constructs are built of biotechnical mergers, from the bottom-up through molecular processes where they are able to adapt, respond, and […]

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tex-fab results

Minimal Complexity – Vlad Tenu: “We are pleased to announce the winners to the TEX-FAB REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition. We received a total of 73 entries from across the globe representing 18 countries on 5 continents. The jury consisting of Patrik Schumacher, Marc Fornes, Lisa Iwamoto, Chris Lasch and Blair Satterfield conferred and decided that […]

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Bus Shelter Concept II

-Bus shelter concept exploring the use of carbon fiber as a primary material through a woven network of strips following stress vectors in the form. Using ANSYS structural software in conjunction with a parametric modeler, vector stress points will inform layering of carbon fiber strips. The initial form of the bus shelter would be cut […]

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Bus Shelter Concept

-A bus shelter concept exploring a structural system composed of extruded polystyrene struts and nodes wrapped in carbon fiber. As members experience less compressive strengths, the tubular struts become hollow. The design explores the use of a light-weight shelter with quick installation time.

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Zip Ceiling

Fabrication photographs of Zip Ceiling. The photos displayed are the initial beginnings, 1000 zip ties, for a much larger ceiling topology.

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Spotlight: MatterDesign

-‘As part of the research for the Princeton Envelope Group, this envelope was developed in pursuit of an envelope as atmosphere. As opposed to con sid er ing the enve lope as a her­metic seal, this facade breaths, conditions, and cleans. This specific prototype is for the American Apparel factory build ing in Los Angeles. […]

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