The exhibition opens at the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, Universuity at Buffalo.

Featured projects: Warped, Allotropic Systems, Open Columns and Gravity Screens

“It displays the products of the design lab, presented through drawings, models, tools, material studies and working prototypes that demonstrate the process by which projects are conceived, researched, and developed. Reflexive Architecture Machines envisions architecture that is self-organizing, capable of transforming itself in response to changes in its environment or use. It re-imagines how we shape and assemble conventional materials, like rubber, plastic, and wood through a combination of material and computational processes to develop more complex relations between parts and wholes. This fundamentally challenges the static nature of conventional building materials and sensitizes them to the ephemeral and dynamic qualities of environmental conditions like heat, moisture, air chemistry and gravity.”


The FAB Research Cluster at the Architectural Association in London announces the results of the 2009 AA|FAB Awards. The Award theme was ‘Designing Fabrication’ and the jury was interested in recently built projects that exemplify the innovative integration of design and fabrication processes through digitally driven design systems and protocols, and whose completion contributes to an international discourse on the use of emerging design and fabrication technologies. Entries were received from all over the world including the UK, Spain, Austria, US, Canada, Japan, China, Hong Kong, and Australia.

Both Allotropic Systems and Open Columns were shown within the Designing Fabrication Exhibit at the Village Underground in London.

Allotropic Systems was also selected runner up in the interior category and was presented as part of the AA FAB conference held during the London Design Festival on Sept. 22, 2009.