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Emerging Systems, Technologies & Media Post Professional Program




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Buoyant Depositions

Students: Brian Harms, Nicholas Barger
Studio Title: BUOYANT DEPOSITIONS ESTm Spring 2013
Instructor: Marcelyn Gow

This project aims to explore the repeatability of the creation of inexact forms through exact machinic operations, with the intention of achieving a certain degree of control over entropic processes. These processes involve the articulated deposition of liquid wax into cool water, taking advantage of the wax’s buoyancy, rapid phase change, and ability to fuse and bond to itself and other materials.

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Aqueous Field

Students: Amir Habibabadi
Studio Title: Gow-Vertical SP2012 – The Imbalancing Act of Entropic Architecture
Instructor: Marcelyn Gow

The water is the main component to form the geometry of the project. The project is shaped by combination of groups of balloons which are contained water inside. Each balloon is made of elastic material and by getting the help of weight of water inside and gravity; the group of balloons is formed unpredictable in different shape. The main function of these balloons is to filter the water from chemical components such as chloride which is harmful for the vegetation, irrigating the vegetation in vivarium and also it is the container of necessary water of the vivarium.

The groups of balloons are dangled from light structure which is located on the site. The site is separated in two different parts with totally dissimilar characters. The rail way which is passed in meddle of site is distinguished the periphery of each part. The characteristic of each part is described as following bellow:
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Blossoming River Bank

Students: Somayyeh Ramezani, Mehrzad Rafeei
Studio Title: Gow-Vertical SP2012 – The Imbalancing Act of Entropic Architecture
Instructor: Marcelyn Gow


Our project aims to augment the Los Angeles River bank and its vegetation. We are using the water from the river as an element in concert with a pattern that stems from an exploratory drawing. In the areas adjacent to the site the pattern takes on a two dimensional graphic quality stitching the neighborhood together. When the pattern reaches the site it thickens to accommodate an irrigation system. The thickened pattern also services the hydroponics system as well as the structure for the intervention. Hydroponics is a cultivation method that allows the growth of plants without soil. Our system senses when the roots of the plants are in need of water, triggering a release of fine nutrient rich mist. The arrangement of the plants is according to their exposure needs. Plants that enjoy lots of light are located on the upper level and plants that like more shade are located below.
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Synthetic Rhizome

Students: Christina Anton
Studio Title: Gow-Vertical SP2012 – The Imbalancing Act of Entropic Architecture
Instructor: Marcelyn Gow

The main concept for the design on the site is to allow for different stages of the Los Angeles River to influence the massing and the scale of the geometries and create various forms of habitat in the process. The overall design acts as a synthetic rhizome, gathering and storing water at various points or at other times pulling the water through a root system and using it to water various species of plant life and ecologies.
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Industrial Creeper

Students: Jacques Lesec and Chris Martin
Studio Title: Gow-Vertical SP2012 – The Imbalancing Act of Entropic Architecture
Instructor: Marcelyn Gow

This project investigates the nesting of compound orbicular geometries and the way in which their spatial configurations might begin to promote circulation for elements in flux. We’ve developed an assemblage whose complex and regenerative spatial arrangements take shape as the unit adapts to its specific environments. The forms lend themselves to a multitude of topological formal variation responding to unique localized ecologies within the greater Los Angeles area.

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SCI-Arc's ESTm post-graduate program is a rigorous, experimental post-professional degree platform focused on data-based and physical investigations into the rapidly evolving fields of digital design, innovative fabrication methodologies and new building systems.


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