FORMALISM

Digital Formalism  explores exotic computational geometry strategies that rethink the form and functionality of the

built environment.

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(W)Hole Objects

Design Thesis :: Southern California Institute of Architecture :: Spring 2016

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How might we design a shared institutional identity across three separate but related libraries?

Artificial Natures

Design Studio :: Harvard Graduate School of Design :: Fall 2018

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How might we connect the environmental benefits of green infrastructure with the health benefits of exposure to green spaces?

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art

Professional Work :: MAD Architects, Beijing :: 2017-2018

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A museum for Visual Storytelling floating over a park.

Cirrus House

Design Research :: Harvard Graduate School of Design :: Fall 2018

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Designing parametric tools for differential, gradient, "cloud-likepoche.

Deep Holes, Sharp Surfaces

Design Research :: Southern California Institute of Architecture ::  Fall 2015

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A mysterious architectural massing with interiorized exteriors and double-readings between graphic tattoos and "real" geometric edges.

Gu Chair

Professional Work :: MAD Architects, Beijing :: 2018

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A computational reinterpretation of the traditional wooden Chinese armchair.

Afterglow Permanent Installation

Professional Work :: Amorphis LA :: 2014

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Parametric CNC metal fabrication for a permanent installation.

Volumetric Weave

Design Research :: Harvard Graduate School of Design :: Fall 2018

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Designing parametric tools for woven structures.

Animate Carve

Design Studio :: Southern California Institute of Architecture :: Spring 2015

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Studying animation tools for architectural massing.

The Figural Joint Prototype

Professional Work :: Tom Wiscombe Architecture :: 2015

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Fabricating a prototype testing snap-fit composite construction techniques.

Crunch and Gloss

Design Studio :: Southern California Institute of Architecture :: Fall 2015

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Exploring extreme surface textural differences as a semiotic tool in architectural massing.

Differential Shell Modeling

Design Research :: Harvard Graduate School of Design :: Spring 2019

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Designing parametric tools for high-efficiency, computationally-optimized shell structures.

Figure-Blob

Design Studio :: Southern California Institute of Architecture :: Spring 2014

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Digital and Analog studies in material  simulation and form-finding.

Parametric Heel

Research Seminar :: Southern California Institute of Architecture :: Spring 2014

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Parametric design tools for a baroque fashion piece.

Hypertextures

Design Research :: Southern California Institute of Architecture :: Fall 2015

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Study of animated textures on creature-like geometries.

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