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AA School of Architecture News

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

AA School of Architecture News.

Domus features ‘Expandable Surface System’ thesis by EmTech 2011 students Pablo Esteban Zamorano, Nacho Martí and Jacob Bek
‘Sustainability is commonly perceived as the antithesis of indulgence. But is environmental responsibility really all about renouncing enjoyment, lightness and humour? A new breed of designers is finding ways to combine ideological commitments with life’s pleasures, revealing an untapped realm of opportunity at the convergence between greenness and gratification.’The article, part of the series ‘States of Design’, by MoMA curator Paola Antonelli in the January issue of Domus (issue 954), focuses on green design and featured the AA thesis project. Titled ‘Expandable Surface System’, it  was developed by Pablo Esteban Zamorano, Nacho Martí and Jacob Bek, for the EmTech Masters in 2011. It researched into complex geometries and cutting patterns in plywood sheets, pushing the boundaries of standard plywood sheet material and digital fabrication.

As part of the research the students  fabricated several prototypes and one of them, ‘Expandable Surface Pavilion’, a small meeting-room pavilion for the Spoga Exhibition in Cologne, Germany, is being featured in Domus (page 104). It has also been featured in several design blogs like FRAME, Design boom, among others. It will be also featured in Vogue-Australia in March.

DOMUS magazine

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Paola Antonelli, Critic and MoMA curator, has featured us on her article about Green Design in Domus this month!

As part of the “States of Design” series, Paola Antonelli talks about Green Design on the January issue of DOMUS magazine. She explores the approach of “ZERO WASTE” in Architecture using our Expandable Surface Pavilion as an example.

Inhabitat:Expandable Surface Pavilion Makes Use of Sustainable Fabrication Processes Read more: Expandable Surface Pavilion Makes Use of Sustainable Fabrication Processes

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Inhabitat has posted a story on the E.S.P. You can read it here!

FRAME Magazine

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Frame has published the EmTech Wall today in its blog, check the link here!


Thursday, November 24th, 2011

The web publication from FRAME magazine is featuring the expandable surface pavilion. F: “A geometric birchwood pavilion and meeting room was created an experiment in pushing the boundaries of standard plywood fabrication.” Check the story here!

Check our project in ArchDaily!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Today, we have been featured in ArchDaily. Check the post here!

today in treehugger

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Treehugger: Zero Waste Structure Efficiently Transforms Flat Material Using Computational Design

today in suckerPUNCH daily!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Our project for the AA-EmTech end of the year exhibition was published today by the New York blog suckerPUNCH daily. Check the post here!

ESP in Plataforma Arquitectura!

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Our friends from Plataforma Arquitectura have shared our Expandable Surface Pavilion Today!

Check the post here!

We are featured in desingboom today!

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Good news for this Saturday morning, Designboom have posted a story on our Expandable Surface Pavilion, check the post here!

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