Wednesday, October 29, 2008

UH students try to build the unbuildable

"What would you build if it were possible to build anything at all?

That wild question bedevils architecture professors trying to give their students an appropriate challenge. 3-D design software and digital-fabrication equipment mean that the old rules no longer constrain their students. Walls need not be straight. Corners don't need to meet at right angles."

read the entire article by Lisa Gray in the Houston Chronicle

Grotto Structural Analysis

We are working with Buro Happold to analyze the Grotto’s structure to determine where we need to be concerned about deformation and torsion in the frame. Some preliminary feedback shows the tendancy to deflect toward the curled side.