Exhibitions & Public Programs
The 2003 M&A Summer Lecture Series explores the processes, techniques and effects by which vectors of evolution project from the increasingly accessible domain of digital technology in architecture towards next-generation material environments. The event will be followed by drinks, bites, and music. Speakers: Marcelo Spina, Peter Zellner, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Benjamin Bratton, Marcos Lutyens & Christophe Cornubert
Land.Tiles is an articulated contoured topography consisting of 140 concrete cast and textured blocks manufactured through a process of CNC milling and vacuum formed plastic. The project was designed by PATTERNS principal Marcelo Spina in collaboration with the Land.Cro.Sy.Rials seminar class at SCI-ARC. Land.Tiles is the outcome of the research and development of an emergent generation of highly integrated, environmentally-sensitive, contour-responsive erosion control and landscape consolidation systems. Portrayed as an “actively affective landscape micro environment” the installation includes a circuitry of continuous water flow that stimulates severe and shifting conditions. The project duration of six months allows structural, surface, and vegetation conditions to be monitored over an extended period of time.