Archinect - University of Houston (Armando Arteaga) 2014-11-23T04:59:30-05:00 http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450846/repetitive-patterns-screen-systems Repetitive Patterns: Screen Systems Armando 2006-02-11T16:44:13-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <p>The use of magnifying technology has revealed the structural complexity of geological, organic, and synthetic materials on the Macro and Micro scales. These structures are based upon a repetition of cellular units that transform relative to structural stresses applied to it. Designers such as Gyorgy Kepes and Erwin Hauer have studied the relationship between modular systems found in nature and applied the patterns to visual studies and architectural screen systems in the 1960's. The research of our work will be extended into the contemporary situation where digital technology affords a new level of formal complexity and tectonic intricacy to be explored and fabricated.<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_scales_1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_pattern2_.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2181.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2232.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2177.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2178.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2175.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> screen projects by other classmates: Jason Haynes, May Carino, Michael Gonzales, Lori Matthews and Rosalia Covarrubias<br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2190.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2192.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2193.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2191.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2205.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2210.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2208.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2206.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2196.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2198.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2199.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2215.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2213.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2220.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2222.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2223.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2224.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_100_2225.jpg" alt="image" name="image"></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450834/fluid-forms-liquid-topographies Fluid Forms: Liquid Topographies Armando 2006-02-08T22:35:35-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <p>The notion of fluidity will be explored, a natural process that produces patterns of flow that reveal how different properties of matter transform between liquid and solid over time. The focus of our experimentation will be how the liquid and solid aspects of the project can inform the design of an urban topography that channels the flow of water throughout the Aquatic Center. The exercise will develop digital and physical modeling tools to represent these qualities in architectural form.<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mando.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mando2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mando3.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mando4.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mando5.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mando6.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br> THE BIG CLEAN UP AFTER THE MESS!!!<br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_classclean.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_AFTER.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola2.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola3.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_jason41.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola4.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola5.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola6.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola7.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola8.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_mandola9.jpg" alt="image" name="image"></p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450833/acsa-aqua-competition ACSA Aqua Competition Armando 2006-02-08T22:18:14-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <p>Before the building design of the Urban Aquatic Center is initiated our studio has been focusing on developing digital modeling strategies using advanced 3d Software(Rhino) as a tool to simulate formal and organizational systems observed through visual research of Fluid Form, Repetitive Pattern, and Structural Membranes. Physical models will be used to develop material tactics and form finding that will create a working dialogue with the virtual space of the computer. <img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_landscape1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"> images from "Landscape Urbanism"</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450780/enter-the-competition Enter... The Competition Armando 2006-01-29T17:02:26-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <p>So the semester is well underway, our studio and two other studios at UHCoA are working on the ACSA Aquatic Center Competition. Its very exciting to know that we will be entering this competion and hopefully the best one will win. Its a good fill in for your resume :) ... If anyone else is working on this feel free to comment.</p> http://archinect.com/blog/article/21450713/an-introduction-of-uh-coa An introduction of UH CoA Armando 2006-01-15T13:25:24-05:00 >2011-09-23T13:01:04-04:00 <p>The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture, perennially considered in the top 3 architecture schools in the state of Texas. The school received a perfect 37/37 in NAAB accreditation, and enjoys a 5-year accreditation certificate. It was the first architecture school in the state of Texas to receive a perfect NAAB score. It recently added an industrial design program, also the first in the state of Texas. Students frequently earn top honors in regional, national, and international competitions. Joe Mashburn is the current Dean. Famous alumni of the College are Neil Denari, Carlos Jimenez, Gene Aubry, Burdette Keeland and Walid Bugazia. UH is one of only 36 national schools to have both an accredited Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture.<br><br> Forgive us for the Ledoux replica.<br><br><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_arch_school.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_houston.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_atrium1.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><br><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_up.jpg" alt="image" name="image"><img src="http://files.archinect.com/uploads/ai/aiu_schooluh.jpg" alt="image" name="image"></p>