Archive for June, 2012

Sculpture for Dev Harlan

 

We are currently fabricating a sculpture for the artist Dev Harlan. The sculpture consists of three large panels made of folded and welded aluminum plate finished in matte white paint. The geometric forms will hang on a wall and serve as a surface for 3D projection mapped video created by the artist.  More of Dev’s work can be seen here: www.devharlan.com

TedX Cooper Union

 

At last month’s TedX conference at Cooper Union we presented a talk called “Reassembling Early Life” with Professor Adam Maloof. The talk provides a brief overview on the digital fossil reconstruction project we are currently working on with Adam. The project is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Iron Designer Challenge

 

Situ Studio served on the jury for the Iron Designer Challenge, a fundraising event for the School of Design and Construction here in New York. Groups were given three hours to design and build a life-size structure made from everyday materials. The event featured live music, food and a silent auction. The jury was comprised of  industry leading professionals including Goil Amornvivat of TUG and Lonzel McNeal, School of Design and Construction alumni class 2009.

Design Lab: Concept Phase Complete

 

We’ve just completed the concept package for Design Lab, NYSci’s new exhibition space for its 9,500 sf Central Pavilion. Largely influenced by the Maker Movement, Design Lab will serve as a space dedicated to design-based, hands-on learning.  In developing the architecture for Design Lab, we’ve thought a lot with the Museum about what the ideal environment for project-based science learning might be. Instead of creating a conventional semi-narrative exhibition space, we have moved in the direction of a community of six flexible workshops distinct in size, materials, and degree of enclosure, that will be distributed throughout the Central Pavilion

Included above are images of 1 of the 6 workshops nicknamed the “sandbox.”  A space designated for group activities, visitors will be desk-free and encouraged to spread out on the floor to build medium to large scale projects such as dowel structures, inflatable sculptures or full-scale furniture (just a few among many planned projects). Conceived of as an open arena, the workshop will incorporate stepped seating, a reading nook, and plenty of storage and display.

Stay tuned for more Design Lab updates.

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