2016 Facade Tectonics World Congress

Jonathan Essary will present the work on UHP-FRC concrete sandwich panels from the paper, “High Performance Concrete Façades: UHP-FRC in Precast Sandwich Panel Design” by Brad Bell, Jonathan Essary, Halima Arevalo at the first annual Facade Tectonics World Congress in Los Angeles on October 12th 2016.

UTARI: Digital Manufacturing Symposium

UTARI: Digital Manufacturing Symposium Located at 
7300 Jack Newell Blvd S 
Fort Worth, TX 76118 Brad will speak on the future of CAD/CAM in architecture at the Digital Manufacturing Symposium at UTARI on September 27th, 2013 10:00 – 4:30. The event is free to the public. Registration and information here. Speakers Include: Rick Lynch, Director UTARI Keynote Speaker: Ed Morris, Director, NAMII & Vice President, NCDMM Peter McCallum and Elliott Schulte, Bell Helicopter Brian Rosenberger,…

Cast Thicket: APPLIED Competition

Cast Thicket by yo_cy was the winner of the Applied: Research through Fabrication Competition hosted by TEX-FAB and exhibited initially at the ACADIA Synthetic Digital Ecologies Conference at the California College of Arts in November of 2012. As the winning entry selected out of the four semi-finalist, yo-cy’s design was then advanced for full scale development through the TEX-FAB network and by TOPOCAST Lab.    For more information on this project, CLICK HERE.  

Cast Thicket: Early Digital Models

Preliminary digital models setting appropriate scope and geometric complexity. Additional models begin to show the transformation in cross section of branching component. All images courtesy of yo-cy   For more information on this project, CLICK HERE.

Cast Thicket Video

TEX-FAB commissioned Cast Thicket by sponsoring the APPLIED: Research through Fabrication competition and partnered with yo_cy (Kenneth Tracy and Christine Yogiaman) as the fabrication consultants for the realization of the project. TEX-FAB is a non-profit organization formed by Brad Bell, Kevin McClellan, and Andrew Vrana as a collective action, one that endeavors to combine divergent interests and capabilities, for the purpose of strengthening the regional discourse around digital fabrication and parametric design. The competition chose…

OSU School of Architecture Public Lecture

Brad is presenting a lecture entitled “Universal Regionalism and Parametric Modeling” at Oklahoma State University School of Architecture in Stillwater Oklahoma on October 10th at 7:30.  101 Donald W. Reynolds  •  School of Architecture Building • Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078-5051.