2019 Design Make Residency Exhibition Day

Aziz Alshayeb, Edward Hidrogo, Austine Yu and Marcel Merwin

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August 29, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Winter Street Studios
2101 Winter St
Houston, TX 77007

Brought to you by the Young Architects Forum

Design Make Residency Final Presentation
Thursday, August 29, 2019, 6-8pm
Winter Street Gallery, 2101 Winter St, 2nd Floor, Houston, 77007

Join AIA Houston Young Architect’s Forum for an exhibition and presentation featuring Design Make Residency project Associating Figure: Studies of the Side Table by Marcel Merwin and Spatial Activity by Austine Yu, Assoc. AIA, Aziz Alshayeb, Asoc, AIA and Edward Hidrogo, Assoc, AIA. The event will take place on Thursday, August 29 at 6 PM at Winter Street Studios.

The Design Make Residency is an innovative program that bridges the gap between theoretical design and physical production.

Aziz Alshayeb, Edward Hidrogo, Austine Yu will present
Spatial Activity

Spatial relationships in architecture are typically defined as the relationships between objects. These relationships, while simple, can grow to be complex through overlapping layers of walls, partitions, steps, ceilings, and other surfaces. Rather than change the relationships in a space through the movement of objects, could the space change through the movement of the static?  Our project begins to study the inverse relationship of objects and spaces and how the spaces can react to the objects.

Marcel Merwin
Associating Figure: Studies of the Side Table

Furniture design reaches across time to create an identifiable figure that is built from a historical narrative. This narrative cues the viewer to connect a form to context. My study looks at this moment of connection and searches for its breaking point.

When does material disassociate form from context? Can breaking down the form to its generic parts, then reassembling them still reach the same narrative arc? What gives form its context?

These questions are investigated through a series of side tables that use material and formal designations to look for these limits.

Application for the Design Make Residency 2020 will open on Friday, August 30.