Vlad Tenu

Calculated Pull
Christina Ciardullo & Naomi Ocko

TEXtile | crochet structure
Clare Olsen & Vasilena Vassilev

Péter Romvári

tetra | n
Glenn Wilcox & Anca Trandafiresc

Honorable Mentions
Gabriel Esquivel & Ryan Collier &
Michael Tomaso

Yan Gao & Qiang Chang & Ning Duo

Benjamin Ruswick

Bone Machine
Jonathan Chertok

Material Theatricality
Chris Bickerton & Jenny Kwon &
Rebecca Qin

Ripon DeLeon & Noah Greer

Aztekium Hintonii
Daniel Segraves & Brent Watanabe

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The international competition is established to foster the creative spirit in the burgeoning field of digital fabrication.

Category Other Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Installation
Country Houston, United States
RegDeadline 3 October 2010 GoogleCal iCal
3 October 2010 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Architecture is defined by connections: the method and the material by which an assembly is developed to create enclosure. This process results in an active performative connection, one that is specific and definitive producing an architecture that can be built through iterative means. REPEAT asks that you look first at the connection and then - through repetition - define the whole. In brief, by evaluating the design process from this perspective, what emerges?
REPEAT as an international competition is established to foster the creative spirit in the burgeoning field of digital fabrication. We encourage the generation of cutting edge design proposals for a structure of your design with the only caveats being it be generated and conceived digitally, incorporate repetitive elements, be optimized for relocation and transportation and be produced through fabrication technologies available within Houston, Texas.
Within cities with atomized light manufacturing capabilities like Houston, there exists a potential for designers to engage fabrication via direct communication with machines. A culture of making that has its foot in the energy and aerospace industries is ready to be appropriated and applied to architecture. The competition challenges the current exploration of parametric design to engage this latent field of production to explore a meaningful synthesis based on repetition and variation.
The evaluation of all the REPEAT proposals will focus on the cohesion of the design concept to digital fabrication techniques and methods of assembly. Factoring in these two foundational requirements for the competition, the entrant is encouraged to propose a solution that is both formally challenging in the mechanics and aesthetics of the connections, but also speak to the issues of use and performance.

Patrik Schumacher (Zaha Hadid Architects)
Lisa Iwamoto (IwamotoScott)
Chris Lasch (Aranda \ Lasch)
Blaire Satterfield (HouMinn)

Winner: The winning entry will be built, exhibited and subsequently given to the Winner. Estimated value of the winning entry is 10,000 USD. A 1,000 USD stipend will be awarded for travel to Houston.
Honorable Mentions: Exhibition

Entry Fee
100 USD per design proposal

Board(24” x 36”)

Jury reviews begin: OCTOBER 4, 2010
Jury awards made public: OCTOBER 24, 2010
Winning design is developed, fabricated and installed in Houston, Texas: NOV – FEB, 2011
Opening Reception for Exhibition: FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Exhibition closes: MARCH 25, 2011


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