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Component Assembly: Prototyping Domestic Space

  • 151 Hubbell Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)

Exhibition opening: Thursday, January 18, 2018 5:30pm-7:30pm

Component/Assembly: Prototyping Domestic Space
January 16 - 26, 2018
CCA Hubbell Street Galleries / 151 Hubbell St.
Instructors & Curators: Adam Marcus & Matt Hutchinson / CCA Digital Craft Lab
Students: Ania Burlinska, Marlene Cacho, Jinda Guo, Viviani Isnata, Haonan Jia, Tianran Li, Yue Hector Liu, Levan Maghlakelidze, Shunta Moriuchi, Lilliam Navarro, Pete Pham, Leon Trinh
Sponsorship: Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop
Fabrication Support: Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop, Tube Service Co.

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. 

The six projects in the exhibition look to the recent past as a way to project forward into the future. In particular, the Case Study House Program spearheaded by John Entenza of Arts & Architecture magazine (1945-1966) provides a model for how architects can re-conceptualize and re-materialize domestic space through an understanding of contemporary, innovative fabrication and construction processes. Just as the architects of the Case Study House Program crafted new prototypes for domestic living inspired by the postwar (modernist) logics of mass production, this work speculates how contemporary (postmodernist) logics of mass customization can inform new models of domestic space appropriate for today. The exhibition includes full-scale prototypes that explore how new fabrication technologies like rotary laser cutting, waterjet cutting, and CNC routing can be leveraged to produce customized components and new spatial and experiential possibilities for architecture.