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Evolo Magazine Cover


The work of Matsys was featured on the recent cover of issue 06 of Evolo Magazine’s issue on Digital and Parametric Architecture. The issue includes two projects by Matsys: Chrysalis III and P_Wall 2009. The issue includes many great projects by dozens of emerging and innovative firms. Check it out!

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Shellstar Wins Special Mention in Architizer A+ Awards


Shellstar was honored to receive a special mention award in the Architizer A+ Awards in the Architecture + Modeling category. Check out the project page on Architzer.


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Andrew Kudless Contributes to the Open Studio Project

In December 2011, Andrew Kudless was invited by SFMOMA to contribute to a project the artist Mark Bradford initiated at the J. Paul Getty Museum called Open Studio. The Open Studio has the goal of

…making contemporary arts education accessible to teachers and classrooms across the nation and around the world. Authored by noted international artists, Open Studio is a collection of art-making activities that presents the unique perspectives of practicing artists.(via the OpenStudio website)

You can view Andrew’s contribution on SFMOMA’s education website.



SFMoMA July Update

The wall for SFMoMA is done! Or at least my part is pretty much done. The great art movers from Atthowe started crating all of of the panels today and delivering them to the museum. Since the last update we’ve sealed all of the panels so they easier to clean and some of the minor surface discolorations are muted. But, the cast texture of the fabric formwork is still very visible as you can see in the photos.

The opening reception at SFMoMA is on the evening of Thursday, August 6 and the exhibition is open from the following day until November 8th. Here’s the press release from SFMoMA on the larger show: Sensate: Bodies and Design.

SFMoMA June Update

Panels drying in the studio.

Panels drying in the studio.

Morning sun on the drying panels

Morning sun on the drying panels

The new hexagonal tile pattern.

The new hexagonal tile pattern.

A nice detail of the folding, twisting forms

A nice detail of the folding, twisting forms

Detail of a crease. Notice the surface texture left by the fabric form.

Detail of a crease. Notice the surface texture left by the fabric form.

Matsys was commissioned by SFMoMA to produce a wall installation for the upcoming exhibition Sensate: Bodies and Design. After many months of research and prototyping, production on the final wall began in early May and is nearly complete. At the moment, all of the panels have been cast and we are just waiting for them to fully dry. Check back soon for more images of the final installation.

ACADIA 2008 Website now live!

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In one of my other roles as technical co-chair of the upcoming ACADIA 2008 conference, I’ve recently put together a conference website. Still lots more content to come, but this is a start. The conference title is Silicon + Skin: Biological Processes and Computation. We are interested in looking at the range of ways designers and researchers have extracted principles from biology to create new materials, forms, and processes. We have a great line up of keynote speakers (which will be released soon). I’m also really excited to be working with a great group of people in organizing this conference. These include Neri Oxman (MIT), Marc Swackhamer (UMinn), Billie Faircloth (UT Austin), and Kiel Moe (Northeastern).

Image by Peter Theakston.