The second volume of the Drawing Codes exhibition opens at the University of Miami School of Architecture, from August 19 to October 9, 2019.
20th St Underpass Pop-up Event
Thursday, April 25, 7:30-9:30 pm
20th St & Minnesota St, Dogpatch
When is the last time you had fun in an underpass?
Students from the California College of the Arts (CCA) are working with SF Planning, the Dogpatch / NW Potrero Hill Green Benefits District (GBD) and the community to explore creative strategies from the Central Waterfront - Dogpatch Public Realm Plan to activate Dogpatch’s underpasses. The public event will feature student installations that explore activation concepts using lightweight constructions, digital projection technologies, light and sound. Students and partners will make informal presentations followed by discussion. Community feedback will be encouraged - please join us!
The event will feature 3 student installations that explore underpass activation concepts using lightweight constructions, digital projection technologies and sound. Students and partners will be on hand for informal presentations, discussion, and community feedback. This public event will also feature snacks and light refreshments.
Questions about the event? Please e-mail CCA Faculty Prof. Jason Kelly Johnson (email@example.com) or Robin Abad from SF Planning (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Location: 20th Street Underpass between Minnesota St and Tennessee St (799 Minnesota Street https://goo.gl/maps/Z8gYYWG8ev32 )
Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00pm
WeWork Civic Center
1161 Mission Street, San Francisco
Exhibition of student work at 6:00pm / Panel begins at 6:30pm.
A panel discussion exploring new ways to make architecture, organized in conjunction with the Component/Assembly Advanced Architecture Studio led by Adam Marcus and Matt Hutchinson.
The Case Study House Program (1945-1966) provided a platform for architects to re-conceive domestic living in the era of postwar, industrial mass production. This experiment, melding standardized building materials with a very specific notion of the American nuclear family, helped forge the paradigm of the detached, single-family house that has persisted now for generations. In today’s vastly different cultural, social, and material landscape, contemporary modes of living demand new architectural and spatial arrangements. In the spirit of the Case Study House Program, this panel will explore how new forms of flexible fabrication and mass customization might allow architects and builders to rethink domestic architecture today. What are possible alignments between emerging modes of production and alternative conventions of ownership, shared living, and collective domesticity? How might questions of fabrication and tectonics relate to the balance between working and living, between labor and leisure? How do the politics of customization condition both the making and inhabitation of domestic architecture?
“Investigations Into a New Typology of Sharing”
Taylor Keep, PE
Head of Building Sciences, Katerra
“Better, Cheaper & Faster Buildings”
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California / Director, Plethora Project
“Reconstructing the Commons”
Associate Professor, California College of the Arts / Associate Director, CCA Urban Works Agency
Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts
This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, please RSVP / register in advance using this Eventbrite link.
The second volume of the Drawing Codes exhibition opens at the University of Virginia School of Architecture, from March 18 to April 22, 2019.
The second volume of the Drawing Codes exhibition opens at The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of The Cooper Union in New York City, from January 22 to February 23, 2019.
Interested in virtual reality / augmented reality? Wish you could overlay your Rhino model on to physical reality? Join us for an informal talk and demonstration with the two of the creators of Fologram, a software plug-in for Rhino that situates digital content in physical space through the use of Microsoft Hololens.
Location: CCA, 1111 8th Street, San Francisco / Digital Craft Lab (upstairs, across from Lab A)
Check out some of the videos of Fologram in use here:
Join us for an informal talk with the creators of the Burning Man 2018 Temple. Arthur Mamou-Mani is a London-based French architect and director of Mamou-Mani Architects, which specializes in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a professor at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub. Aaron Porterfield is a Bay Area native designer. He received a BFA in Industrial Design from the Academy of Art University in 2012 and was a core member of the Temple Team.
Drawing Codes travels to the Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI, from March 6 to March 28, 2018.
This exhibition features work by twelve CCA Architecture students in a fall 2017 advanced architecture studio led by Matt Hutchinson and Adam Marcus. The work explores the architectural detail as a locus for reconsidering contemporary domesticity in the context of new technologies of design, fabrication, and assembly.
Drawing Codes travels to the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, from January 10 to February 9, 2018.
Drawing Codes travels to WUHO Gallery in Los Angeles, from July 8 to August 20, 2017.
"Architect as Maker" Guest Skype Lecture by Arthur Mamou-Mani
Monday 17 April 2017 2:00-3:00pm PST, CCA Digital Craft Lab, San Francisco
All students and faculty welcome. Organized as a part of Jason Kelly Johnson's seminar course "3d Printing and Additive Manufacturing in Architecture"
Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA is a French architect and director of the award-winning practice Mamou-Mani Architects, specializing in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and UCL-Bartlett in London and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the FabPub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters.
Arthur, along with Adam Holloway (http://adamholloway.net) and Karl Kjelstrup-Johnson (http://krk-j.com/) initiated Project Silkworm. Silkworm is a plugin that translates Grasshopper and Rhino geometry into GCode for 3d printing. Silkworm allows for the complete and intuitive manipulation of the printer GCode, enabling novel printed material properties to be specified by non-solid geometry and techniques of digital craft.
Since 2016, Arthur is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering. Arthur gave numerous talks including the TedX conference in the USA and has been featured in The New-York Times and Forbes. Mamou-Mani’s clients include ARUP, Buro Happold Engineering, Karen Millen Fashion, The Burning Man Festival, Food Ink and Imagination ltd. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.
FUTURE FACTORIES: Experimenting at the Edges of the Next Industrial Revolution
Creative Architecture Machines Fall 2016 Symposium
Co-sponsored by the CCA Digital Craft Lab and Autodesk
LIVE STREAM LINK via Periscope @digitalcraftlab
Monday October 3rd 2016, 6:30-8:30pm
CCA San Francisco, Timken Lecture Hall
Key Note: Skylar Tibbits, SJET LLC / MIT Self-Assembly Lab, Boston
Behnaz Farahi (website) University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Amy Karle, (website) Bio-artist and Inventor, San Francisco
Philip Ross, MycoWorks / Stanford University, Palo Alto
Organizer & Moderator:
Jason Kelly Johnson, Future Cities Lab / CCA Associate Professor, San Francisco
Special Thanks: J Sassaman, Phil Seaton, Noah Weinstein - Autodesk P9 & Instructables, Clayton Muelman, Gina Bugiada, CCA Dean Jonathan Massey, Andrew Kudless, Nataly Gattegno, Adam Marcus, CCA Admin support from Amanda Schwerin, Dustin Smith.
Authors Bradley Cantrell and Justine Holzman will launch their new book Responsive Landscapes with a panel discussion in the Digital Craft Lab on Friday April 15th, from 6 to 7:30pm.
Bradley Cantrell is a landscape architect is currently an Associate Professor of Landscape Architectural Technologyat Harvard, and is the Director of MLA Degree Program.
Justine Holzman is an adjunct assistant professor in the University of Tennessee Knoxville Graduate Landscape Architecture Program and a research associate for the Responsive Environments and Artifacts Lab at Harvard.
Their book, Responsive Landscapes, highlights a range of case studies in architecture, landscape architecture, computer science, and art that employ responsive technologies as mediators of landscape processes.
The panel includes: Nicholas DeMonchaux, Nataly Gattegno, and Jason Kelly Johnson.
Please join us on Monday April 11th at 7pm for a studio talk by Maria Yablonina in the Digital Craft Lab.
Maria Yablonina is an artist and architect with a strong interest in robotics and digital fabrication. She is an Autodesk Artist-in-Residence, based in Stuttgart, where she has received her Masters of Science in Integrative Technologies and Architectural Design Research from the University of Stuttgart. Her work focuses on exploration of potential fabrication techniques enabled by custom-built robotic tools, which include hardware, software and material system solutions.
Join us on Wednesday April 6th in the Digital Craft Lab for a talk hosted by Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Gilles Retsin, visiting from The Bartlett.
Manuel Jimenez Garcia is Course Master of Research Cluster 4 at the MArch Graduate Architectural Design (GAD) and Unit Master of MArch Unit 19 at The Bartlett School of Architecture. He is also curator of the Bartlett Computational Plexus and Programme Director at the Architectural Association’s Visiting School in Madrid. He is the co-founder of madMdesign, an architecture practice based in London.
Gilles Retsin is a London based architect and designer investigating new architectural models which engage with the potential of increased computational power and fabrication to getnerate buildings and objects with a previously unseen structure, detail and materiality. His work is interested in the impact of computation on the core principles of architecture — the bones rather than the skin. He co-founded SoftKill Design, a collective design studio investigating generative design methodologies for additive manufacturing and 3D-printing. Alongside his practice, Gilles directs research sluster 4 at UCL/the Bartlett school of Architecture, and senior lecturer at the University of East-London.
Join us on Friday March 11th from 1:30pm- 2:30pm for a talk with Keith Kaseman from KBAS.
Keith Kaseman is an architect with Kaseman Beckman Advanced Strategies (KBAS) and educator based in Knoxville, TN. In 2015 Kaseman collaborated with Branch Technology to design and 3d print a freeform 18’ tall cellular structure, the TN-01, exhibited at the The Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA). Among the firm’s other completed projects are large-scale memorials such as the Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia.
Join us on Wednesday in the Digital Craft Lab!
Andrew Payne will discuss multi-material 3D printing, voxel-based modeling, and Monolith, the software he co-created to enable this these emerging modeling and fabrication methods. Payne will lead students through some of the basic operations of Monolith in a workshop format.
For more information on Monolith, please visit the Monolith website
Andrew Payne is currently a Principal Research Engineer at Autodesk. He holds a Doctoral degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. He has lectured and taught workshops throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe and has held teaching positions at Columbia University and the Pratt Institute. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA).