Sunday, March 8, 2009

New Harmony in Houston

We are contributing the final chapter to a book about New Harmony, Frederick Kiesler and the Grotto for Meditation. Our essay will be called “New Harmony in Houston” and will discuss the work of our studio at UHCOA with Ben Nicholson that has become a project called the New Harmony Grotto and Garden. The book will be edited by Ben and Michelangelo Sabatino with contributions from Branko Kolarevik, Monika Pessler of the Kiesler Foundation among others.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

NHG Press Coverage

The New Harmony Grotto got the attention of the local media after the completion of the studio. Houston Chronicle, Texas Architect, Daily Cougar and the new President Renu Khator all took notice.

NHG Construction Documents

We have completed our set of Construction Documents for the fabrication and installation of the Grotto, Gate and Bridge in the New Harmony Garden proposed for the UH Campus next to the Architecture Building. We have tried to rethink what CD's mean in terms of Digital Fabrication where we are describing a series of instructions to machines and assembly diagrams to the fabricators. No dimension strings in the drawings, no tape measures on the site...