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We’ve started exploring ways of casting some of the pieces that we previously showed in the post on Acoustic Reflection Patterns and thought we’d share what’s been done so far. The diffusive …
We learned today that we won three awards in the 2013 A+ Architizer Awards; a Jury Award for Modeling, and the Popular Choice Awards for Modeling and Fabrication.
The mockup for the Lobby Feature Wall of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts is under construction. This post shares some images and a bit about the process that got us to this point.
One of our projects is a finalist in the 2013 Architizer A+ Awards categories of Architecture+Fabrication, Architecture+Modeling, and Architecture+Sound. Vote Now.
It’s been over a year since we last posted about the Cleveland Medical Mart, but a lot has happened since then. In the summer of 2011, we had the opportunity to travel to the Construction Research Laboratory in Miami, FL to witness the performance testing of a mockup of a corner of the Medical Mart. This past May we traveled to Cleveland to see the building coming together. This post shares some photos and videos of where the building is at this point.
An area of pattern exploration on the TCPA is the face of the hall into the main lobby. This is a tall space and the wall has a strong presence so we wanted to create a surface that was visually compelling and intricate without distracting from the spectacle of the surrounding social activity. It was a fairly complex design study and in this post we’ll explain how we laid the panels out on the surface.
LMN’s transformation of the San Antonio Public Auditorium into the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts required the old theater and stage house to be removed and replaced with a contemporary theater and back-of-house areas. The concept for cladding this addition was to wrap all of the new construction in what appeared to be a simple, delicate surface whose appearance would constantly change in different lighting conditions.
While the concept was simple, the actual system was fairly complex. Luckily, even though the system was complex it was not complicated. Here’s what we did…
Since 2009, LMN has been working on the design of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts (previously San Antonio’s Municipal Auditorium), which is getting ready to move into construction. In the coming weeks we’ll be publishing a series of posts unpacking some of the pieces of the project that LMNts was involved with. This introduction post will provide some information about the project’s background and context.
Our flexible grid research project is currently being exhibited at Le Lieu du Design in Paris. While preparing materials for the exhibition we decided to try and build a longer version of the flexible grid. Our previous grid prints were sized to take up roughly half of the print bed (5″x7″) of our Objet Alaris30, but for the exhibit we wanted something bigger. We ended up being able to get an 8″x20″ version, and learned a number of lessons along the way.
We’re constantly looking for new examples of what we can print using our 3d printer. I tend to enjoy the prints that have lots of little parts that can move. It’s great to print something with over 600 parts, and not have to put all of those pieces together. We worked on a part in the past that had a ball and socket joint and we found that we could minimize the gap between two pieces to .1 mm (.00394″) and they would still be separate after printing. Recently we made a Grasshopper definition that used the grid components to create a set of flexible grids.