Jeffrey Kipnis reviews some projects by Andrew Zago, including the Cipher installation, the Misregistration (Box Problem), the 2009-12 Elevation studies, the Boing! chair, and the Rialto project for MOMA’s Foreclosed: housing the American dream. Kipnis stresses the difference between acrobatics and magic, links with work by Elena Manferdini and Kipnis himself.
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Brendan MacFarlane describes several of his works as a way of reflecting on his own design techniques. Some of these techniques include employing contextual research to extent a contemporary idea, as well as, material and surface explorations. MacFarlane also goes
into describing the detailing fabrication methods of his Orange Cube and Plug-Over buildings. He discusses the Docks de Paris project, tranforming an historic warehouse on the Seine with a massive “Plug-Over.” He describes the fabrication techniques and the environmental implications. MacFarlane discusses more projects, including the Frac Centre in Orleans, the Taipei Performing Arts Center, and the ?cole Sup?rieure des Arts et de la Communication (ESAC) in Pau. These projects propose using existing elements to inform performative surface manipulations, that suggest ebbs and flows of circulation and program. MacFarlane ends by discussing the relationship between the physical elements of his architecture and the psychological associations it creates to the users.
Brendan MacFarlane discusses the Docks de Paris project, tranforming an historic warehouse on the Seine with a massive “Plug-Over.” He describes the fabrication techniques and the environmental implications.
Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces Spina who discusses the exhibit he curated at the Artists Space called Matters of Sensation, and projects relating to surface branching and partitioning called Fake Plastic Trees, and the Broad Caf? @ SCI-Arc.
Marcelo Spina discusses projects relating to porous masses (Casitas Gradient Housing, and Zhixin Office Building), and manifold assemblies (Oslo KulturAtrium, and Manifold Dubai).
Marcelo Spina discusses projects relating to local inflections called Jujuy Redux, FyF Residence, and the Sunset Contemporary Art Gallery.
Marcelo Spina is the founder and co-principal, along with Georgina Huljich, of P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, a design research architectural practice based in Los Angeles. His work has gained international recognition for its innovative approach that fuses advanced computation techniques with an extensive understanding of form, tectonics and materials. Since 2001, Spina has been on the design faculty at SCI-Arc.
Roberto Davolio explains the process of transitioning from computer design to reality, utilizing advanced parametric design, scripting and rational geometry for the rationalization of surfaces for the sake of cost estimation and standardization of complex facades. By using software programs such as Digital Project, and Maya, architects are able to negotiate structural systems with engineers. Through implementation of a systematic approach, one can rationalize cladding systems of organic shapes, through parametric modeling, testing of surfaces, and analyzation of geometric relationships. Further examples of intelligent and flexible scripts, which allow for the understanding of structural performance and geometrical mutations with real-time results.