Archinect - News 2014-09-23T22:45:39-04:00 Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Joseph Choma, 2013 Emerging Voices Architect, Exhibits in Atlanta Alexander Walter 2013-01-24T17:46:00-05:00 >2013-01-29T09:16:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If you're in Atlanta in the next few weeks, make sure to see Joseph Choma's solo-exhibition, Object to Atmosphere, as part of the Young Architects Forum Atlanta Emerging Voices 13 exhibition. Choma is this year's recipient of the AIA Atlanta 2013 Emerging Voices Citation for his research and experimentation in architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Emerging Voices 13 will also feature a composition of the YAF Atlanta 48HRS Design Competition entries and winners.</p> Neo-baroque or 'sci-fi' gothic: Michael Hansmeyer's computational columns debut J. James R. 2011-04-11T16:44:51-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="251" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This project involves the conception and design of a new column order based on subdivision processes. It explores how subdivision can define and embellish this column order with an elaborate system of ornament.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"A full-scale, 2.7-meter high variant of the columns is fabricated as a layered model using 1mm sheet. Each sheet is individually cut using a mill or laser. Sheets are stacked and held together by poles that run through a common core.<br><br>The calculation of the cutting path for each sheet takes place in several steps. First, the six million faces of the 3D model are intersected with a plane representing the sheet. This step generates a series of individual line segments that are tested for self-intersection and subsequently combined to form polygons. Next, a polygon-in-polygon test deletes interior polygons. A series of filters then ensures that convex polygons with peninsulas maintain a mininimum isthmus width. In a final step, an interior offset is calculated with the aim of hollowing out the slice to reduce weight."<br></p> <p>Via <a href="" target="_blank">Michael Hansmeyer</a> &amp; <a href="" target="_blank">CNN</a><br></p>