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BIOCRAFT

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A collection of plant-based materials designed to replace synthetic plastics with custom, ecologically engaged biopolymers.

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CARBON STOOL

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Fully biodegradable, carbon sequestering stool made from BIOCRAFT material.

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ATLAS OF LOST FINDS


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ANTWERP / 2021

Recreation of ancient, pre-Columbian pottery prioritizing unseen interior information. Custom printed stoneware clay formulated to capture machine-controlled toolpaths as 3D information.

PERFORMATIVE BIOPOLYMERS


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RESEARCH / 2019 - 2020

'Performative Biopolymers' is an area of ongoing fabrication research focused on the development of a series of biodegradable polymer gels and a digitally controlled extrusion process tailored for precise 3D bio-printing.

BIO-TILES


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PROTOTYPE / 2020

Bio Tiles are modular, customizable, and biodegradable tiles, intended to act as natural air filters by aggregating in unused wall space.

BIOPOLYMER STOOL


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PROTOTYPE / 2019

Biopolymer Stool represents a cultural shift toward a revitalized relationship between the production of materials, objects and our environment; a closer connection of aesthetics, personalization, and engagement with our natural world.

EPIPHYTE I


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LOS ANGELES / 2018

Custom hanging light and scaffold planter designed for epiphytic and carnivorous plants.

BIOGEL EXTRUSIONS


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LOS ANGELES / ONGOING

Our fabrication research project, 'BIOGel', anticipates a near, very real future in which ecologically engaged materials are imperative if we are to reach an equilibrium with our environment.

DIGITAL CERAMICS


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SCI-ARC / 2019

This project investigates the confluence of design and digital fabrication techniques- specifically as it relates to robotic fabrication and architectural facade systems.

BLAST BARN


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SCI-ARC / 2020

Changes to our climate have increased both the frequency and intensity of these fires across the state. With prioritization on preserving human life, California’s systems are less suited to handle the animal species that also inhabit these high-risk zones.

SYNTHETIC REEF


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SCI-ARC / 2019

This project considers the potential for a modular synthetic reef system to both filter out plastic particles that pollute the Hawksbill's food source and provide a raised, artificial sea floor scaffold to counter rising sea levels and temperatures.

OFFICE TOWER


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LONDON, ENGLAND / 2016

Disfigured form is only as provocative as it is perverse- relying almost exclusively on its ability to exploit the dependency between convention and its established presumptions. It is there that it agitates and obscures, dislodging familiarity from the constants to which we have become so accustomed.

RESEARCH CENTER & MUSEUM


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LOS ANGELES / 2016

Disfigured form is only as provocative as it is perverse- relying almost exclusively on its ability to exploit the dependency between convention and its established presumptions. It is there that it agitates and obscures, dislodging familiarity from the constants to which we have become so accustomed.

SOANE MUSEUM REVISION


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LONDON, ENGLAND / 2014

House and Museum inhabit the same form. Neither is fully recognizable nor completely sacrificed to privilege the other. The terms through which the two could traditionally be differentiated (scale, density and domesticity) are no longer reliable in discerning either the house or museum from one another.

SPATIAL LAYERS


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SCI-ARC / 2013

Spatial Layers is a prototype using thermoplastics, techniques of digital processing, and a 6-Axis robotic arm to anticipate 21st century fabrication methods and composite aesthetics.

BAT SHELTER


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LOS ANGELES / 2019

‘Bat Shelter’ is the prototype for a modular, arboreal habitat designed to provide colonies of the Little Brown Bat with a synthetic alternative to fungal laden caverns.

BLACK FOREST


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LOS ANGELES / 2013

Pattern study using incemental shifts in the perspective view of a synthetic forest. The result is an impossible aerial view collapsing multiple perspectives.

FISSURE HOUSE


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LOS ANGELES / RESIDENCE DESIGN

The courtyard represents an opportunity for exterior conditions to be more closely integrated into the interior. In the favorable climate of Los Angeles, the envelope can be dramatically minimized and replaced by a more flexible system.

SMOKE DISTORTED


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LOS ANGELES / RESEARCH

A grid represents an opportunity for global distortions to be executed within a controlled framework. This provides the boundaries and limitations that result in a product that is innately controlled and considered in its intentions.
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