2018 Design Make Residency Capstone Presentation
Presentation by Ami Patel, Hide Takahashi and Paul Kweton
October 3, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Houston, TX 77007
Brought to you by the Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program
Join AIA Houston Young Architect’s Forum for a presentation featuring Design Make Residency project "The Moebius Strip" by Ami Patel, Assoc. AIA, Paul Kweton, AIA and Hidekazu Takahashi, AIA. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 3 at 6 PM at 1907 Sabine LLC. The event is free and refreshments are provided by AIA Houston.
The Moebius Strip - The Whole and its Parts: Considering Parametric Modularity as a Design Recipe
How does form inform functionality / program / (human) behavior? To what extent does ‘pure’ form, parametrically generated based on mathematical algorithms, inform / effect (human) behavior? How does legibility of modularity change with scale and do we need to see / experience / engage with the whole to understand its parts and vice versa?
The investigation and delivery of a design (module) comprised of perpetual modularity, material efficiency and certain scale in conjunction with its effect on space and (human) behavior form the core thesis and research topic of this residency. The Moebius strip and parametric modularity define our morphological framework for our physical form exploration.
"The AIA Houston DesignMake Residency provided the framework, setting, expertise and resources to allow for a professional R&D driven process. Continuous material and fabrication investigations not only informed, but also transformed our digital, parametric, parametric, algorithmic design process and promoted our core thesis of this residency; the investigation and delivery of a design comprised of perpetual modularity, material efficiency, and scale in conjunction with its effect on space and (human) behavior." ~ Ami Patel, Assoc. AIA