Alumni David Stamatis (M.Arch. II 2013) from Greg Lynn's 2012-13 SUPRASTUDIO and Brittany Boyd (M.Arch. I 2013) with Yeung Ho Man (M.Arch. I 2013) from Roger Sherman's 2012-13 Research Studio represent UCLA A.UD in the annual 2x8 EVOLVE AIA/LA organized exhibition at the A+D Museum. Additionally this year we are proud to have our own Lecturer Julia Koerner with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, responsible for the winning exhibition design.
ABOUT 2x8: The American Institute of Architects Los Angeles is pleased to announce the opening of the 2x8: EVOLVE exhibition on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the A+D Museum. This opening marks the 11th anniversary of the program’s founding. 2x8 is an annual exhibition sponsored by the AIA|LA, showcasing exemplary work from architecture and design institutions throughout California. Each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that exemplify its core vision. The students’ design work will be judged by a noteworthy panel of architects and designers who will then announce the winners at the exhibition opening and convene in a forum to discuss the award-winning work.
EXHIBITION DESIGN: “A competition to design the exhibit for 2x8: EVOLVE was held earlier this year and the AIA|LA Academic Outreach Committee selected ‘Cellular Complexity’, a project by UCLA lecturer Julia Körner in collaboration with Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al-Rawi, as the winning entry.”
'Cellular Complexity is an installation which exhibits the potential of cellular geometries at a spatial architectural scale. Cellular systems exist within the organization of biological systems in a multitude of scales from the nano to the micro and macro; they embody performative properties structurally, thermally and acoustically. This installation rethinks the scale at which these systems organically exist, towards an architectural scale which can be re-organized to a diverse range of applications and performative parameters. The installation capitalizes on the potential of computational algorithmic design methods and the ability to generate complex geometries which address specific contextual parameters.'
“This year’s winning scheme…presents a parametric pavilion of twisting planes that transitions in porosity from one end to the other.” –The Architects Newspaper, June 2013