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NEW TECHNOLOGY SPARKS
IN UH STUDENT ARCHITECTURE PROJECTS
They look like sculptures—layered wooden arcs resembling
the scales of a fish, angular metal “Zs” bolted together
in a mesh, long wooden beams woven like a basket. But imagine these
unique concepts as building structures, space dividers or other
environment enhancements. They are student architecture projects
designed through digital fabrication, an innovative technique that
students at the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of
Architecture are employing for their designs.
The projects will be on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., May 7 –
8 in the Atrium of the College of Architecture. The exhibit is free
and open to the public.
Digital fabrication refers to objects and prototypes designed and
generated on computers using three-dimensional software and specialized
equipment. It is attractive for the accuracy and quality of its
components and the conservation of time and materials.
“It’s really part of a renaissance in architecture,”
Santiago Perez, assistant professor of architecture, said. The projects
are part of his studio class, Domestic Fabrication. “This
is a marriage of the technical and the artistic, and it is creating
a new generation of designers who have artistic vision and computational
The college soon will open a new facility dedicated to fabrication
For more information on the UH Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture,
For more information of Santiago Perez, visit http://poly-lab.blogspot.com/.
||Domestic Fabrication: Student Project
||9 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 7 –
||Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture,
first floor Atrium
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