After several weeks with loads of activities: DR, tutorials, lectures and podcast, here we have a new week, with less intense schedule:
1- Wednesday the 4th of March, from 9:30am to 17:00pm, in room 132. Structural Consultan session with our fantastic Roberto Marín. Starting with 4th years, please choose the most suitable running order for you. Once we finish with year 4, we will kindly ask Roberto to have a fast session with all 5th years (please select a challenging structural component of the design to focus the attention to this matter).
- seismic and other environmental diagrams relevan to you your structure: wind, temperature range, salinity of the wind…etc.
- structural diagrams: drawings of the load transmission to foundations in your structure.
- structural materials: description of materials from top to foundations.
- construction details you are having in mind.
all the best!
Izaskun, Roberto & Carlos
Cloud 9, an award-winning Barcelona-based firm known for its dynamic, cutting-edge architecture, has collaborated with Art Center’s Environmental Design Department to design and fabricate a work/play pavilion for a residential site located on Spain’s Costa Brava. Students from multiple disciplines were challenged to create an innovative structure that would draw inspiration from the local environment (a Mediterranean hillside amid tall pine trees), integrate new media, and become a case study for future projects. Cloud 9 director Enric Ruiz-Geli, imbued by Buckminster Fuller’s interest in natural geometry and parametric design, gave students their brief in February 2013 and followed up with regular visits as the project progressed. Concepts were developed and prototyped at the College’s Hillside Campus in Pasadena before being implemented at the construction site in Spain. The Transdisciplinary Studio became a living laboratory as the students experimented—on stovetops, in backyards and even on the beach—making windows out of pine resin, forming furniture from sand, and designing a “sound garden” that produces music triggered by the interaction between humans and plants. The partially completed structure (photographed this past July and pictured on our cover) began with a giant, igloo-shaped balloon inflated to support the web-like formwork of rugged fabric, into which a lightweight, high-strength concrete mix was injected. A circular plywood “plug” creates the standoff for the oblong window forms. When finished, the windows will frame textured, translucent panes made of amber-colored pine resin; and the plugs will be translated into furnishings made from a mixture of sand from the site and a bio-resin developed by the student team. Cloud 9 was first introduced to Art Center by Graphic Design Chair Nik Hafermaas in 2012, and the project was coordinated by Art Center’s Educational Partnerships office and Environmental Design Chair David Mocarski, with lead faculty James Meraz, Jason Pilarski (MFA 97) and Kenneth Cameron.
Juan Carlos Avila
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
David Mocarski, Chair
Prof. James Meraz
Ji A You
Core student group and on-site team:
via On the Cover | Dot Magazine | Fall 2014 | Art Center College of Design.
As tomorrow I´m going to be in the verge of a nervous breakdown, I prefere to post it now that I don´t have to screw plastic pipes anywhere.
The actities of the week are the following:
1- WEDNESDAY THE 25th, starting at 9:30am in room 132: 4th years meeting with our DR Structural Consultant Roberto Marín. All 5th years are invited to follow the session to learn from all 4th years structural cases!
In order to prepare the session, Roberto has to check the work in advance. So the 4th years who have not posted so far, please do it during Monday morning.
2- WEDNESDAY THE 25th, 6.30pm – 8pm, Rm. G02, 140 Hampstead Road. AMID.cero9 Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Garcia Grinda.
please!!! don´t miss this!!!! it is like reading Xiaoying in musical terms!: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00cwxgt
Izaskun, Roberto and Carlos