DOMUS is an experiential, anti-seismic architecture installation that challenges our perception and response to earthquakes in Los Angeles.
La Cage aux Folles explores the craft of pipe bending in architecture and joins form, computational procedures, and fabrication processes.
Project S’More challenges the utility of the non-functional decorative skins that are prevalent in contemporary parametric architecture with a stunning yet economical confederacy of form and function.
Bloom is a towering shade structure supported by a self-organizing cellular panel system of laser cut custom fabricated sheet metal.
‘Light Frames’, an installation by Los Angeles architect Gail Peter Borden, will transform the exhibition space with two complementary towering structures.
“Squid Capsule”, an installation by the Los Angeles design studio Layer, will transform the outdoor courtyard into a weather island that isolates and amplifies subtle changes in Los Angeles’ summer climate.
The aim of the project "Fat Fringe" is to explore techniques for large scale, high volume paper cutting. A die-cut paper canopy has been developed by participants in a series of weekend workshops led by designers Lisa Little and Emily White of Layer.
Eddy Sykes’ Yakuza Lou was a site-specific installation that uses the relationship between the natural and mechanical notions of landscape, to create a unique garden with pushing and folding topographic surfaces and a robot cloud that floats overhead which created a volume in constant pseudo-natural flux.
This installation hypothesizes that in zero-gravity, one can rotate (in) architecture and treat all elevations as plans – i.e., walls, ceilings and floors. Without gravity, all surfaces can be occupied. In essence, the distinctions between orthographic drawings become obsolete.
Density Fields is an “extreme cantilever” built from aluminum and polypropylene rope will hover over the courtyard of Materials & Applications
Bubbles installation is a spatially adaptable pneumatic environment at an urban scale that consists of large air-bags or “bubbles” that inflate and deflate in reaction to visitors pushing or bumping the lower inflated volume of each pair.
The Here There Be Monsters installation explores the challenges of synchronizing the aesthetics and intrinsic characteristics of natural materials into a built environment completed with the latest computer aided design tools and embedded control system technologies.
The installation is designed to warp the flow of an outdoor space with a feather-weight rendition of “the deadliest force in the Universe” constructed in tinted mylar resembling stained glass.
Serial Departure represents a starting point, with respect to research, towards a responsive and possibly reactive architecture.
Land.Tiles, an articulated contoured topography consisting of 140 concrete cast and textured blocks manufactured through a process of CNC milling and vacuum formed plastic.
Inspired by the wrapped buildings of Christo and Jeanne-Claude and the stretch fabric interiors of Gisela Stromeyer, this facade presented a reverse unveiling of the new architecture and landscape research center, Materials & Applications.