17 Filters + Densities

FILTERS + DENSITIES |  Proxy Series No. 06



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TYPE

Ar: artifact - environment


METRICS

SF (gross): N/A
SF (net): N/A


MATERIALS

polypropylene
nylon


DATE

2010


LOCATION

University of Texas, School of Architecture

Austin, Texas, USA

N 30°17’08” - W 97°44’28”

 


DESCRIPTION

Filters + Densities relies on four procedural sets, each establishing computational and parametric systems of performance and form. Proxy No. 8 is a collaborative installation by beta-field and architecture students at the University of Virginia School of Architecture. Beta-field is an experimental design studio lead by Visiting Assistant Professor in Architecture Michael Leighton Beaman. The Proxy Series began in 2007 as a framework through which one can conduction design research. Proxies are constructions that examine the nature of generic architectural problems within programming, processes, procedures, manufacturing and assembly.

Proxy No. 8 relies on four procedural sets, each establishing computational and parametric systems of performance and form. The installation is constructed of 1,998 individually cut polypropylene elements which are assembled into 333 solids composed of 1,998 turns & loops forming 1, 2 or 3 layers)of units. The installation’s geometric whole and performative elements rely on an analysis of the structural geometry evident in Thomas Jefferson’s serpentine walls (constructed 1817–1819) that define exterior, layered borders within the academic village of the University of Virginia. Proxy No. 8 is the first part of a two-part Virginia Teaching Fellowship Exhibition from Professor Beaman.

 



PROJECT TEAM

Michael Leighton Beaman


Matthew Leach
Aaron Sleator


CLIENT

N/A