PX | Proxy No. 13
Proxy No. 13
University of Texas, School of Architecture, Campbell Hall, Austin, Texas, USA
4411 Montrose Ave. Houston Texas, USA
Exhibit / Installation
55,878.2 sq in.
Michael Leighton Beaman
University of Texas, School of Architecture
Proxy No. 13 is a site-specific installation derived through custom computational analysis, design and manufacturing processes. No. 13 explores the concept of context as dataset. It is also a research model for exploring the concepts of design artifacts: operation, object, strategy, instance, system, and state; and design process: rationalization, normalization, systemization, formalization, iteration, instantiation, articulation, and actualization. In this iteration of the proxy series we utilized these concepts as guides to building an information based workflow for design, analysis, manufacturing and assembly. In No. 13 we wanted to combine models for education, research and practice into a single workflow - spanning from highly choreographed set of exercises to open-ended design problems.
Proxy no. 13 is a collaboration between beta-field, a research and design office, and 3rd year undergraduate students at the University of Texas, School of Architecture, that follows a research driven design agenda culminating in a public installation. The installation is situated between three prominent Houston area galleries, Barbara Davis Gallery, Anya Tish Gallery, and Wade Wilson Art. The installation is formed through spatial, performance, and material mapping and analysis techniques. .