DISRUPTIVEcontinuity | ACADIA (Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture): EcoDiversity, Computation and Identity, Exhibition and Symposia (2015)

Size:

31.6 m²

340  ft² (Wall)

Design:

2015

Program:

Models, Model Stands, and Drawings

The organizers framed the exhibition around the designer's “identity” to counter ACADIA’s prevailing work where authorship appears to be removed, or at least secondary to its process. The exhibition also requested a response to the overarching conference theme of “Design in the Anthropocene,” a provocation that foregrounds context. My proposal responded directly to these goals and provided an opportunity to introduce myself, my practice, and my pedagogical research to my peers.

The installation recognizes the inextricable link between architecture and context and foregrounds this relationship by producing multiple, overlapping responses. The exhibit and conference as contemporary manifestations of architectural thought regarding our impact on the planet (global), the Disruptive Continuity installation in the context of my peers (gallery), my professional work, personal design history, and pedagogical research intermingled (my mind.) The exhibit’s narrative is of my personal design Anthropocene and its influence on all aspects

of my life.

 

 

Images:

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Our installation for "EcoDiversity: Computation and Identity" at the center of the Reed Gallery, UC DAAP. Shown here just before the official opening.

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Initial plan of "EcoDiversity: Computation and Identity" exhibition at the Reed Gallery, UC DAAP. Final layout may differ from plan

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Photo by GLINTstudios

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Photo by GLINTstudios

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

The gallery produced an interesting juxtaposition of work ranging from full scale, site specific pieces to work shown at other venues.

Drawings:

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Sketches:

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Early sketch considering model stands. Construction details are represented along with concepts for protecting the models. Several ideas were implemented allowing for future exhibitions to evolve with the same base parts

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Sometimes you just have to draw on what is available. Paper plate sketch explaining details for mounting to the gallery wall

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Sketch describing mounting for frames to simplify installation time and increase precision

+SUM: (Behind the Scenes)

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

3D Printer in action printing one of the many models for the exhibit

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

View of the 3D Print file showing final material versus support material

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Half of the final 3D Print of nMAC, in this case the support material was also printed in a white color

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Grey Matter print after cleaning, split to show interior details of section

Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015
Disruptive Continuity, ACADIA 2015

Errors in the file produces an interesting "glitch" pattern on the facade, it is actually similar to the desired facade material which was removed to simplify the print