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ITSC renovation project

ITSC Interior Renovation. MetroLab Studio ARCH7005, summer 2016.
Students: Mark Specker, Michael Czmiel, Adam Sambuco, Mary Cassidy, Megha Dubey, Mackenzie Grause, Kristin Plummer, Nicole Ridder, Han Shen, Jonathan Tomko
Faculty: Ming Tang
Client: ITSC, School of Information Technology.
Thanks for the support from
School of Architecture and Interior Design, DAAP.
School of Information Technology, CECH
UC Metro Lab, UCRI
Advisor: Xiangwei Zhao, Mei Zhao, Shubber Falah, Chang Di, Yingdong Hu. Volunteer: Benjamin Zhang

 

 

SOFA2016 Exhibition

Ming Tang and Mara Marcu coordinated the gallery exhibition in SOFA Expo Chicago. ( Sculpture Object and Functional Art and Design). The exhibition featured works from faculty and students from School of Art, School of Architecture & Interior Design. Exhibition Hall. Navy Pier, Chicago. Nov2-6. 2016.
The installation has three components. Smaller artifacts expand on the notion of architectural structure and collectively create a catalogue of “misbehaved” tectonics. Larger ceramic and polypropylene prototypes speculate on the role of architectural pleats and on the metamorphosis of two dimensional material to three dimensional form. Several hologram digital models created onsite obsess over the possibility of endless variation through human interaction, the natural versus the artificial, and the-everything-else that lies in between.

Faculty Coordinator:
Ming Tang, Mara Marcu, Katie Parker, Jesse Ring, Abed Breir.
SAID Students: Second year Students in SAID2013 Fall 2016
SAID GA: Han Shen, Nolan Loh, Muhammed Bahcetepe, Andrew Watson, Mathew Klump, Kevin Goldstein, Austin Gehman, Jiajing Xie, Weiqi Chu
SOA students: MShinda Brpaddus, Ginny Grote, Rachel Boue, Jessica Whittington, Jen Watson, Megan Stevens, Olivia Gorman, Sarah Christie
Tectonic Studio students: MShinda Brpaddus, Ginny Grote, Rachel Boue, Jessica Whittington, Jen Watson, Megan Stevens, Olivia Gorman, Sarah Christie, Matt Miller, Ben Hamilton, Daniel Castele, Tsui Lun Wang, Sam Joe Carl, Chen Ludan, Connor Hymes, Daniel Bryan Smith, Olivia Kempf, Sydney Brown, Dung Le, Matt Miller, Jillian Blakey, Sam Kissing, Jing Guo, Prince Osemwengie, Hannah Westendorf, Samantha Schuermann, Amanda Kristoff, Ben Bedel, Jamie Kruer, Brendan Carr, Clark Sabula.
Tectonic Studio Faculty Team: Mara Marcu, Sean Cottengim, Renee Martin, Whitney Hamaker, Ryan Ball, Stephen Slaughter.

More info on this exhibition is here.

 

paper shelter installation

paper tube pyramid structure, with students from ARCH3014 SP15, and SAID2013 FA15 courses. Structure design: Jacob Anderson, Benjamin Blake, Caleb Lang.

Bamboo house construction

construção em bambu! America estrada do sol

It has been a few years since my folded bamboo concept was proposed in 2009. I am always questioning how an architectural concept can adapt to the local techniques via the refined, sometimes reinvented process based the unique context. I am so thrilled to see the bamboo structure been constructed by a team of talent people in Brazil! Congratulations to Daniel, Engels and Javier, Natalia. The 7 meters high structure was mounted on the floor, and posed in a way to represent the flower blooming. The structure consisted of 7 modules. Each module consists of 3 triangles, representing a petal of the flower. Thanks Luke Henry for providing all the materials!