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Robotic Assisted Sheet Metal Fabrication, Finalist. (Courtesy Tex-Fab)
Tex-Fab has concluded the initial stage of its international competition called SKIN. The two-stage competitionÂ invited architects, designers, and researchers to rethink the traditional building envelope by exploring the performative qualities of a facade.Â Participants selected any context, real or virtual, at any scale and on any building type. Phase one jurors narrowed down 68 entries from across the world to four finalists and four honorable mentions.
Rendering and model of Cellular Complexity. (Courtesy Julia Koerner, Marie Boltenstern, and Kais Al-Rawi)
AIA Los Angeles has announced that UCLA SUPRASTUDIO lecturer Julia Koernerâ€™s proposal Cellular ComplexityÂ is the winning entry for the 11thÂ annual 2×8 Student Exhibition, a scholarship organization that has showcased projects of over 150 students from more than 15 architecture and design schools in California. This yearâ€™s winning scheme, in collaboration with Paris-based architectÂ Marie Boltenstern and architectÂ Kais Al-Rawi,Â presents a parametric pavilion of twisting planes that transitions in porosity from one end to the other. According to the AIA|LA, the jury appreciated the design concept’s creativity and edginess.Â The installation and exhibition of student work is expected to be complete by February 2014.