APPLIED: RESEARCH THROUGH FABRICATION EXHIBITION
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON, SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
03/01/13 – 04/01/13
The collection of work here is the result of a two-round international competition launched in June of 2011. The explicit intent of the competition was in promoting and fostering the use of ideas within the design community that explicitly employ digital fabrication and parametric design. The competition drew participants from across the globe from many regions representing 17 countries on 4 continents.
APPLIED: Research Through Fabrication sought proposals that actively connected academia, the profession and fabrication industry. As a center of gravity the proposals presented here illustrate the work of designers who are forming an integrated relationship between disciplines in the area they practice and build. As a “design to fabricate” competition, TEX-FAB matched fabricators and consultants with the winning project that best manifested research through computational fabrication and applied it toward more intelligent integers of materiality and construction
The diverse collection of work presented in the physical exhibition has been here pared down. You can see more of information on the Competitions page.
TEX-FAB would like to thank all those involved and the wonderful work done to make this exhibition possible. Brad Bell (UTA), Kevin McClellan (UTSA) and Andrew Vrana (UH) would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to everyone involved.
Cast Thicket teams from concept to completion-
Design & Fabrication: Ken Tracy, Christine Yogiaman, Lavender Tessmer, Jordan Smith, Tang-Wen Cheng
Initial Research: Daphne Robinson, Jicheng Shen
Fabrication: Matthew Carlson, Ting Lun Lai, Shu Liu, Christopher Moy, Tom Ishida
Cast Thicket Team: Ken Tracy, Christine Yogiaman, Lavender Tessmer, James Struthers
Installation, optimization and fabrication in Dallas/ Fort Worth and beyond-
TOPOCAST Lab, Craig Gilliam, Amy Jarvis, Jacob Narvaez, Jeff Whately, Alexei Dukov, Austin Ede, Jack Gryczynski, Adam Heisserer, Kelsey Liggett, Khang Nguyen, Ricardo S. Bandeira, Patrick Young, Farid Pourabdollah, Ernesto Gonzales, Tyler Shafer
Design Optimization and Fabrication Supporters-
APPLIED: RESEARCH THROUGH FABRICATION – ROUND ONE EXHIBITION
ACADIA CONFERENCE, CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
10/18/12 – 10/21/12
Over 4 months the finalists developed their proposals into larger scale prototypes and mock-ups, to test feasibility and technique. What you see here at ACADIA 2012 Synthetic Digital Ecologies exhibition hosted by the California College of the Arts is a result of the development. While AT CCA the APPLIED: Research through Fabrication Competition second round was juried by Nader Tehrani, Andrew Kudless, Vlad Tenu and Branko Kolarevic. They will convene to select the Winner who will be build and exhibited in Dallas for TEX-FAB 4.0.
TEX-FAB would like to thank all those involved and the wonderful work done to make this exhibition and competition. Brad Bell (UTA), Kevin McClellan (UTSA) and Andrew Vrana (UH) would like to extend a very heartfelt thank you to the exhibition team.
Jason K. Johnson, CCA / Future Cities Lab
Future Cities Lab (Fabrication Support): Ripon Deleon, Nataly Gattegno
CCA Volunteers: Osma Dossani, Sarah Estephan, Alex Woodhouse, Anthony Quivers and Jeffery Maeshiro