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Julia Koerner

Los Angeles, CA, US

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2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA Exhibition Design Cellular Complexity

About 2x8 exhibition:

2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA showcasing exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each participating academic program selects two student projects that exemplify its core vision. A noteworthy panel of architects and designers will judge the projects, announce the winners at the exhibition opening, and convene in a forum to discuss the award-winning work.

“A competition to design the exhibit for 2x8: EVOLVE was held earlier this year and the AIA|LA Academic Outreach Committee selected ‘Cellular Complexity’, a project by UCLA lecturer Julia Körner, Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, as the winning entry.” –AIAILA, Mai 2013

About the exhibition design “Cellular Complexity”:

“This year’s winning scheme…presents a parametric pavilion of twisting planes that transitions in porosity from one end to the other.” –The Architects Newspaper, June 2013 ‘Cellular Complexity is an installation which exhibits the potential of cellular geometries at a spatial architectural scale. Cellular systems exist within the organization of biological systems in a multitude of scales from the nano to the micro and macro; they embody performative properties structurally, thermally and acoustically. This installation rethinks the scale at which these systems organically exist, towards an architectural scale which can be re-organized to a diverse range of applications and performative parameters. The installation capitalizes on the potential of computational algorithmic design methods and the ability to generate complex geometries which address specific contextual parameters. The design developed for the EVOLVE exhibition is inspired by these cellular systems. They offer the potential of efficient gradient differentiation through porosity, within a unified space-packing geometrical system. The exhibit design consists of 264 cells varying in size, porosity and twist; they are algorithmically generated and are organized along two opposing surfaces which transition in orientation through a smooth twist. The twisted surface geometries redefine the traditional relationship of horizontal ground planes towards vertical wall planes by creating a transition that blends both planes within a three dimensional system. The transitional dynamic of the design creates enticing intermediary spaces, both between and along the two opposing surfaces. The developed system inherits design adaptability towards various spatial arrangements and constraints through the generative algorithmic design process. The exhibit is entirely composed of standardized sheet materials which themselves hold a cellular structure (Expanded PVC) and were fabricated utilizing digital CNC fabrication technologies. The assembly starts from entirely flat-packed parts, and requires no mechanical fasteners or adhesives and is easily reversible and transportable.’

About the exhibition design Team:

Exhibition Title: 2x8 EVOLVE

Evolve Exhibition Design: Julia Koerner, Marie Boltenstern, Kais Al-Rawi

website: http://cellularcomplexity.com

contact: cellularcomplexity@gmail.com

Cellular Complexity is a design-research collaboration between Kais Al-Rawi, Julia Koerner and Marie Boltenstern established in 2012 at the Architectural Association London. The Research investigates complex cellular systems and their potential for architectural applications that utilize efficient space-packing geometries with a special focus on emergent technologies in Architecture and Design.

The Research was acknowledged with several awards:

2014 - upcoming exhibition S,M,L,XLA at A+D Museum LA

2013 - Winner AIAILA - 2x8 annual exhibition design - A+D Museum LA

2013 - Finalist TEX FAB SKIN Competition - exhibited at Acadia Conference

2012 - 2nd prize Suckerpunch Competition

2012 - Architectural Association - thesis commendation

 

Organization: AIAILA

website: www.aialosangeles.org 

contact: Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA, Associate Director: carlo@aialosangeles.org

address: AIA Los Angeles, 3780 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 800, Los Angeles, CA 90010

Evolve Commitee:

Francisco Arias, Assoc. AIA / Rob Berry, AIA/ Jonathan Breen, AIA / Carlo Caccavale, Hon. AIA|LA / Joel Chappo, AIA / Christine Phung Essraoulia, Assoc. AIA / Ryan Gobuty, Assoc. AIA / Clover Linne, AIA / Toru Narita / Katie Peterson / Saif Vagh

Evolve Student Scholarship Jurors:

Sam Lubell - Architect’s Newspaper, Patrick Tighe, FAIA - Tighe Architecture, Doug Teiger, AIA - Abramson Teiger Architects

Photographs: ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty

Exhibition Space: Architecture & Design Museum Los Angeles

website: http://aplusd.org

Exhibition Duration:

11th of April - 11th of May 2014

Presenting Sponsor:

SABIC Polymershapes LLC

Gold Sponsor:

Gensler

Silver Sponsor:

Callison, KGM Architectural Lighting, Montalba Architects

Friends of 2x8

Chu + Gooding Architects, Daltile / American Olean, DSH // architecture, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners

Printing Sponsor

ARC

Special Thanks to

A+D Museum

 

Participating Institutions of the Exhibited Student's Boards:

Art Center College of Design / California College of the Arts / Cal Poly Pomona / Cal Poly San Luis Obispo / Cal State University Long Beach / East Los Angeles College / Glendale Community College / Los Angeles Institute of Architecture & Design / Otis College of Art & Design / Pasadena City College Architecture Department / Southern California Institute of Architecture / UCLA Extension / University of California Los Angeles / University of Southern California / Woodbury School of Architecture

Participating Students:

Thomas Acosta / Sevana Alexander / Jason An / Jeremy Artates / Wana Bagosian / Molly Bell / Eduardo Bellosta / Brittany Boyd / Sean Chen / Chung Ming Chiu / Logan Dumont / Clara Dykstra / Taylor Fulton / Ho Man Yeung / Johann Hoeflich / Molly Minot Hubley / Jonathan Kim / Shawn Komlos / Sunny Lam / Trevor Larsen / Calvin Lee / Jillian Maddox / Sharis Manoukian / Luis Martinez / Ryan McGriff / Maryam Mofid / Nan Yen Chen / Ben Pennell / David Pullido / Eddie Ramirez / Luke Ravanelle / Kevin Reinhardt / Zahra Safaverdi / Juan Salazar / Max Sanchez / Noam Saragosti / Michael Sotona / David Stamatis / Arvin Tanu / Myint Tun / Tatiana Ukhvatkina / Hao Wu / Abel Zatarain Jr. / Lianzi Zhu

 
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Status: Built
Location: Architecture
My Role: Project Designer
Additional Credits: Marie Boltenstern (Project Designer), Kais Al-Rawi (Project Designer)

 
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA PERSPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA LOGO ©cellular complexity
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2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA PLAN VIEW ©cellular complexity
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA PLAN VIEW ©cellular complexity
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty
2x8 EVOLVE AIAILA CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPH ©AIAILA – Ryan Gobuty

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