Wednesday, April 21, 2010


heres a little update with our prototypes. The full scale wall is now up in the commons to enjoy! more pics on diagrams and so forth soon!

'team banzai

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Gallery of Architecture and Urbanism
2131 E Hartford Ave
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53211

Exhibition Opening Event:
Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 23, 2010 through May 14, 2010
Monday-Friday, 9:00AM-4:00PM

By melding parametric design and experimental fabrication, fourteen designers transform common materials into provocative proof-of-concept architectural systems. The exhibition includes material artifacts, full-scale prototypes, structural studies, a ceiling installation and two wall installations. These fragments tap into the latent complexity of materials through an iterative process of discovery and refinement.


Umesh Dhimal, Tom Foley, Kevin Hinz, Jim Hinze, James Lewis, Jodi Masanz, Peter Nguyen, Paul Pedretti, Dace Russell, Kevin Schneider, Michelle Sletten, Brandon Spoehr, Andy Stigen, Colleen Stuber, Prof. Kyle Talbott

Sunday, April 18, 2010

GALVANIZE System_Tooling_2.0

This video shows how the components are constructed from the combination of steel track and salvaged wood.

The propagation of the component creates a single rib. There is a total of 18 ribs in the installation.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Hard at Work

The Derivative Design Group hard at work for the exhibition.

Saturday, April 3, 2010


The individual component

Small scale growth

Mid-scale growth

mid-scale lateral propagation