Archive for November, 2012

White Phosphorus Impact Analysis

The above is excerpted from the forthcoming Forensic Architecture/Situ Studio report on the use of White Phosphorous in densely populated urban environments. This animation is based upon footage from the Jan 17th 2009, White Phosphorus strike on the Jabalya UNRWA school in Gaza. The incident was documented by the AFP photographer Mohammed Abed. These photographs are analyzed here in relation to a digital model of the surrounding context to elucidate a series of scenarios, as well as their potential effects, that may be expected at the architectural scale when air burst white phosphorus munitions are deployed.

More information about the project can be found HERE

Situ on Designer Pages Media by Otto

Recently, we were interviewed to be part of the Studio Space portion of Designer Pages Media by Otto. Otto aims to facilitate a connection between architects and manufacturers through their search platform. Check out their video of our conversation below…

Announcing Situ Fabrication on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

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GIRI (Griding, Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument)

The digital fossil project we are working on with Adam Maloof now has a name – GIRI (Griding, Imaging and Reconstruction Instrument)

We’ve been testing out a few medium format digital back cameras and macro lenses for GIRI. These cameras provide the highest resolution imaging you can achieve before moving to microscopes. Check out what our Limestone specimens look like at 80 megapixels….Holy Cow!

 Each of the holes shown in this image are 1mm in diameter.

A photo of the specimen zoomed with the area in the previous image highlighted.

Lebbeus Woods 1940 – 2012

Lebbeus Woods cast a long shadow.

The first time we encountered Lebbeus was when our first year professor, Raimund Abraham, invited him to our final review.  Before the review Raimund had us build a long rectangular table on top of which sat all of our ultra-cal concrete models. Pinned up on the wall behind, were all of our drawings. We all sat around the table between the drawings and the models – 35 students, Raimund and Lebbeus.  That day was not a day of juries, nor of critiques. All of the hard work of the semester was done. Raimund and Lebbeus brought us all together that day to celebrate the spirit of architecture and to pass on to us the joy and poetics of space.  We are forever indebted to them for this.

Lebbeus passed away the eve of hurricane Sandy. His absence will be felt but we are grateful for everything he has left us in work and in spirit.  At a moment like this, when we are forced to begin to think about rebuilding after an event that has so radically changed our landscape and infrastructure, Lebbeus’ work provides continued inspiration and guidance.

 

Design Lab: Design Development

 

We’re moving into the design development phase for Design Lab, the new exhibition space Situ Studio is designing for the New York Hall of Science. Over the next 7 months we’ll be working with the Museum to finalize the plans for the space and are working towards an opening in June 2014.

Design Lab Model

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