Jul 24th 2014

FIBERwave PAVILION wins Morpholio Future Voices Competition

Morpholio Future Voices Competition -- Pinup 2014 -- which promotes the research, exploration and investigation by today's emerging talent, has honored FIBERwave PAVILION  produced by CoA Studio Associate Professor Alphonso Peluso and his students in his Design as Performative Material Practice Studio.

“FIBERwave Pavilion is a smart research on the potential of carbon fiber and other lightweight material composites in architectural production," said juror Carlo Aiello, Editor-in-Chief at eVolo Magazine. "Form is the result of an extensive analysis of material properties and desired phenomenological effects.”

FIBERwave PAVILION was the product of the Design as Performative Material Practice Studio under the direction of Associate Professor Alphonso Peluso and his students Joseph Bertucci, Cecilia Campos, Dijon Dunmore, Xinyun Huang, Jared James, Ryan Kim, Dakotah Lucas, Jeffrey McQuiston, Nick Rienstra, Teresita Pineda, John Seaman, Jeffrey Wigen

During the spring 2014 semester, the studio was devoted to iterating, prototyping and full scale fabrication. This studio's intent was to become one of the expert resources in working with composites. Working with composites requires a high level of digital modeling, fabrication and craft skills.

FIBERwave PAVILION was designed along these lines of thinking. The primary unit was initially inspired by bi-valve shell structures, deconstructed and reconfigured into an adaptive unit in parametric modeling programs. Specific integration and tessellations of this base shell led to the overall dynamic form, the wave, which is designed to shift and morph when variably tensioned.

This year's Pinup 2014 jury included Greg Lindsay of FastCompany, Annie Block of Interior Design Magazine, David Basulto of ArchDaily, Caroline Williamson of Design Milk , Rafi Segal of MIT, Sammy Medina of Metropolis Magazine, Erika Owen of Core77, Diane Pham of 6sqft, Duann Scott of Shapeways, Carlo Aiello of eVolo Magazine, Mario Cipresso of Studio Shift, Jeremy Alain Siegel of BIG NYC and Amy Azzarito of Design*Sponge.