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Father teaches his son how to build a dome Paradise is a shopping mall, performance (1994). Caraffa Museum, Argentina


Globos: space tracing convivial event (paper lanterns launching) Cordoba, Argentina (1998)

CONTENTS 1) CRANBROOK FESTIVAL PROJECT 2) BAMBOO & FIBER 3) UNIT SYSTEMS


Vesta convivial event (communal cooking) Michigan (2001)

CRANBROOK FESTIVAL PROJECT


CRANBROOK FESTIVAL PROJECT CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART (CAA) BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI (2004) (with Harry Giles Structural Design) For CAA Summer Music & Dance Festival.


study model (clay)

study model

STAGE CANOPY: demontable pop-up steel structure and translucent PVDF structural fabric.


Pavillions shape generated by butt-joining curved panels.

Festival structures also include sponsor’s pavillions (brellas) made from recycled PET soda battles, with demountable internal steel frame (13’ dia.), woven by rural community in Argentina. Argentinean Partners : Copacabana Weavers and architects Pablo Capitanelli, Diego Dragotto and Alejandro Romanutti. Argentinian weavers working on curved panels

Sponsor’s Pavillions full scale study


Collapsible Dome (2003)

BAMBOO & FIBER


Prototype (2003) Bamboo grid shell structure

Pin-wheel connectors Bamboo grid shell structure


Barrio Toba. Rosario, Argentina

Papel Prensa (on-going). Social technology project Rosario & Cordoba, Argentina Proposal for the development and empowering of a disfranchised urban community of informal paper scavengers . Partners: “La Constructora� Coop. Avina Foundation

(next page) paper panel profile studies Papel Prensa project


(previous page) Connector studies

Prototypes Bamboo Frame House (with lap connectors) Nothe: this research to be integrated with Papel Prensa (see previous spread).


A personal history of brick on-going research

UNIT SYSTEMS


Pheasantry Garden Competition, Prague (1997) (w/Dagmar Frinta) Paving plan

Pheasantry Garden Competition, Prague (1997) (w/Dagmar Frinta) Details


Masonry units, full scale prototypes High School & Community College Proposal Bushwick, Brooklyn (1992)

Masonry units, full scale prototypes Housing Proposal Comillas, Spain (1997)

Garden Court Elevation Menilmontant Apartment Building, Paris (1996) Masonry Units, full scale prototypes Menilmontant Apartment Building Paris (1996)


Study Model (field) Tosco Brick landscape proposal EKWC, The Netherlands (2000)

Study model/collage Tosco Brick landscape proposal

Conceptual plan Tosco Brick landscape proposal

Masonry Unit, full scale prototype Tosco Brick landscape proposal EKWC, The Netherlands (2000)


Temporary structure. Cranbrook Art Museum, Michigan (1997) Collaborators: Cranbrook Arch. Deparment students


Sketch Gate for Scripps Park , Detroit (1994) Prototype Gate for Scripps Park, Detroit (1994)


performance Paradise is a shopping mall (1994) Caraffa Museum, Argentina

Prototype Dome with tapered bricks (1996)


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