The Applied: Research Through Fabrication exhibition which took place the first weekend in March highlighted the winning proposal of their competition, titled 'Cast Thicket', designed b yo_cy’s Ken Tracy and Christine Yogiaman. The project was exhibited at the two-day event led by internationally recognized instructors within the field of parametric modeling provided a robust opportunity for participants to be exposed to the highest level of concentrated learning possible. More images and information on the event after the break.
TEX-FAB 4 workshop instructors included presenters from the previous day with the addition of Jon Bailey, Ben Compton and Ryan Gathmann of HKS | Line Studio and Travis McCarra from Buffalo Design Co. Invited speakers from both the academic and professional communities with significant accomplishments within the field included Brandon Coates and Frank Falick of the Beck Group, Maria Mingallon of ARUP, David Fano and Nathan Miller of Case Inc., Gil Akos and Ronnie Parsons from Mode Collective, Chris Lasch of Aranda\Lasch and Jason Kelley Johnson of the Future Cities Lab. A lively exhibition opening followed the lecture series with drinks and discussions.
TEX-FAB commissioned Cast Thicket by sponsoring the APPLIED: Research through Fabrication and partnering with yo_cy as the fabrication consultants for the realization of the project as it appears in the APPLIED: Research through Fabrication exhibition. TEX-FAB is a non-profit organization formed by Brad Bell, Kevin McClellan, and Andrew Vrana as a collective action, one that endeavors to combine divergent interests and capabilities, for the purpose of strengthening the regional discourse around digital fabrication and parametric design.