+FARM August Studio: Tactical Tectonics

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+FARM is excited to announce our 2014 August Studio in Buffalo, NY working directly with Silo City + Rigidized Metals Corporation and the Rigidized Fab-Team to design, fabricate, and construct a multi-level Culture Shelter within an existing grain silo. Ten applicants selected from an open call will work directly with professional craftsmen, fabricators, architects, digital specialists, educators, and Rigidized Metals Fab-Team exposing the participants to emerging design, computation, fabrication, material and construction practices in the field of architecture.

During this 10-day studio, participants will live in downtown Buffalo while taking part in a fast-paced hands-on collaborative process. Participants will engage in all aspects of the project realization including iterative design sessions, focused discussions, full-scale prototypes, group presentations (Silo City + Rigidized) and technical investigations into a final built project. Prototypes and final components will be built and evaluated with material experts from Rigidized Metals. The studio will conclude with participants presenting the completed pavilion to the Rigidized Metals for a public ribbon cutting and celebration.

The silos are located on a 16 acre industrial, nature, waterfront site in downtown Buffalo used by various user groups across the arts/design/creative communities. The Culture Shelter must consider this highly collaborative relationship to navigate the emerging cultural paradigm to engender a new architectural practice. Considering the uniqueness of the site, and the project, +FARM is excited to participate and explore the potential for a cultural transformation.

Dates: August 6-16th, for more information please visit: www.plusfarm.org



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