2012 Imagine Fund Annual Award and Special Events Winners Announced
The University of Minnesota has chosen the more than 150 recipients of its 2012 Imagine Fund Annual Awards and Special Events Grants.
Supported by a grant from the McKnight Foundation, the Imagine Fund is a unique systemwide program that supports projects in the arts, humanities and design at the University of Minnesota.
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This workshop proposes an approach to architecture predicated on the notion of nested scales of form, assembly, and texture. Students designed and prototyped a porous architectural surface conceived at three scales: the scale of overall building form, the scale of the building components, and the scale of the surface textures. The prototypes were fabricated from both planar frame elements and surface-milled components produced using the Digifablab's CNC router. Pattern, porosity, texture, and other attributes were tested and controlled using parametric design software. Students constructed both scale models of their proposed systems and 1:1 prototypes milled from solid hardwood. The workshop prioritized intensive use of the CNC router and developing methods of using the machine to produce unexpected material effects.