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Texas Tech University

College of Architecture
Digital Design & Fabrication Program
Digital Design & Fabrication Program
College of Architecture
Texas Tech University

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Work completed by DDF students in courses taught by Upe Flueckiger, Kuhn Park, Maria R.
Perbellini, Christian Pongratz, Daniel Pruske and Dustin White at the College of Architecture,
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA
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DDF Program Director, Christian Pongratz

DIGI TA L DESIGN AND F ABRICA TION

[digital design & fabrication]
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ttu ddf | director’s note [re_tooling the discipline] .

Christian R. the program engages three major research areas. the pursuit to deal with imminent questions of a more and more “digital-craft” based professional practice. Furthermore. While a main interest is into design strategies and their influence on emerging material systems. current knowledge in the building process is expanded into areas such as innovative materials and digital manufacturing logics through research projects. towards a global digital practice and material driven canon fostered by the proliferation of dynamic associative design environments and the convergence of distributed design sensibilities. engineering and computation fields and oriented towards an interdisciplinary direction. At the same time the conventional practice. where some still believe that an initial approach to research is sufficient to inform the successive design phases.In the last 20 years. With a pervasive flexibility and extendibility. design computation and geometry. This book is a snapshot of works ranging from installations and furniture to architectural projects. Pongratz Professor | DDF Program Director _116 . Architecture went through revolutionary changes. In order to learn more about creating synergetic structures on several scales. affords its own curriculum. which facilitates the capturing of design intentions associated to multiple aspects and promotes an integrative “systems thinking”. Hence. the Master of Science with specialization in Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF) is positioned at the intersection of architecture. The focus on design research in its many facets and contaminating the entire design process is needed in order to catalyze our now inclusive operations. the broad effects of technological change ushered through widespread computation not only open up a whole new domain of explorations in academia and practice but pose questions on how to revise pedagogy accordingly. students widely investigate the parametric associative paradigm and employ its technological potential. advanced design studios and workshops. and new processes of construction assembly. Through courses. and from interactive sensor driven environments to material performances. which form part of the many pedagogical avenues in the program. materials and fabrication. everything seems to be connected. is turning into a practice of variability. from the paperless studio and a predominantly theory influenced agenda. In concert with ongoing efforts of retooling the discipline.

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94 workshops 77 .98 people 99 .60 building envelopes [program operativity] 03[4|dp.000 courses 91 .90 m-185 _116 .110 02[5|jg+mm.about DDF 02 .82 master of science degree 95 .04 [research] 05 .36 products 37 .104 DDF shop & tools 105 .088] reference 83 .48 [interactive architecture] 49 .003] design build 111 .

ttu ddf | about ddf [about digital design & fabrication] .

New communication and knowledge exchange techniques supported with information technology (IT) are disrupting time frames and spatial relationships between key players and facilitating inclusiveness and collaborative project delivery. By advancing building technology the DDF program acts as a catalyst for innovation. is shifting from a traditional design. unless they deliberately follow up by engaging new expertise in the field of computational design related to fabrication and construction technology advances. involving the architect in an emerging networked team of design and construction specialists.build process .Texas Tech College of Architecture Digital Design & Fabrication Program The College of Architecture at Texas Tech University offers a Master of Science in Architecture with a specialization and a Graduate Certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication where the integration between computational design and material-driven processes are explored with an interdisciplinary attitude. Market Changes in the Practice A change in the process of architecture through the technological evolution of “drawings” is occurring today. _116 . The cyberarchitect in the new role of the integrative generalist or design specialist forms part of the emerging creative class. Individual architecture firms not ready for this change will ultimately fall behind. but in contrast with the renaissance. to use a term suggested by Richard Florida of Carnegie Mellon University. it is reconfiguring the whole building industry.bid.build process to a streamlined design. The current project delivery process in the construction industry in the US. This emerging trend is supposed to become more dominant in the years to come in particular driven by new market players such as design engineering firms and media savy construction developers.

With a focus on digital technologies. The program is positioned at the intersection of architecture. The goal is to form a set of skills. The program is intended to prepare students for recent market changes with an exponential increase in digital and information-driven design-build projects.Master of Science in Architecture with a Specialization in DDF The Master of Science in Architecture with specialization in Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF) is dedicated to advance design knowledge and pursue innovation in the process of making architecture. A Certificate of specialization can be obtained by professionals outside the University. MArch graduates that wish to pursue the MSpecialization in DDF after receiving the MArch with a certificate in DDF can transfer 12 hours from the ttu ddf | about ddf 001 . the program explores new material processes across different fields and the related fabrication and building methodologies. by anyone with an approved undergraduate degree from any college or school at Texas Tech. The program engages in research and development that concern emerging material issues in a “digital-craft” based professional practice beyond the design related disciplines. Research models and innovative approaches are in direct response to questions of inquiry brought forward through our network of partners in professional practice and industries. which build up a designer’s creative potential through material oriented strategies. engineering and computation with a profound sustainable and interdisciplinary direction. or from any other university in the world by taking a minimum of 14 hours of core courses in the DDF program. Digital Design & Fabrication Certificate The DDF Graduate Certificate is a specialty component of the Digital Design and Fabrication Program.

the program explores new material processes across different fields and the related fabrication and building methodologies. The program is intended to prepare students for recent market changes with an exponential increase in digital and information-driven design-build projects. Designers and Architects with professional experience can obtain the certificate by taking a minimum of 12 hours of core courses in the DDF program. The goal is to form a set of skills. With a focus on digital technologies. If courses are not offered every semester. Research models and innovative approaches are in direct response to questions of inquiry brought forward through our network of partners in professional practice and industries.certificate specialty into the MS program with a specialization in DDF. courses can be taken different to the suggested order. which build up a designer’s creative potential through material oriented strategies. Certificate Requirements MArch students wanting to earn the certificate are required to complete the 14 core course hours in addition to required courses for completion of that degree. The College of Architecture’s Certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication (DDF)is intended to respond dynamically to recent market changes by offering courses that provide knowledge directly related to digital and information-driven design-build projects. _116 .

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which ended up being chosen. Throughout the process. our specific polyhedral was the most optimized for the fabrication process. A series of concrete tests and we reached an ideal cast process that allowed for the full module components.[sphenoid wall] ttu_ddf | research | mat_fab | sphenoid wall The polyhedral wall started off as part of the digital design and fabrication (ddf) workshop focusing on learning Grasshopper. Overall. the transition from the digital design to the fabrication was successful) that allowed for the polyhedral wall to evolve and transition to a full installation ARCH 5501 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Fall 2013 | Kuhn Park Winston Holloway Kyle Meeks Jose Sanchez . Our team dealt with the sphenoid hendecaliedron and processed a series of iterations that led to four different modules. The class was divided into groups that would modify specific polyhedra geometries. That led to the fabrication part where the class was split into groups in order to facilitate the process.

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The major design challenge was the inclusion of a recycled paper product from GREENSTAR. which also influenced minorcolor changes. The designmixes were refined by changing the sequence of admixtures and varying the amount of paper used. R_004 _116 . a startup from Tech.fabricating & testing Concrete mixes were designed throughout the semester and changing ratios of the admixtures had to accomodate many performance based criteria and the complex formwork. The components have different material compositions to allow for perfomance evaluations during a longer time period. The recycled paper within the mixtures on the one hand reduced weight as it replaced more standard aggregate such as sand and gravel.

17 phase 2 total : 47 M2 .12 MB2 .5 M3 .13 total : 85 M1 .4 M3 .4 phase 3 total : 57 M2 .wall assembly phase 10 phase 5 total : 77 M1 .6 phase 7 total : 107 M1 .4 M2 .6 phase 5 total : 77 M1 .10 phase 2 total : 47 M2 .12 MB2 .2 M2 .17 phase 6 ttu_ddf | research | mat_fab | sphenoid wall phase 1 total : 25 MB1 .5 M3 .13 R_005 .4 phase 8 total : 111 M1 .8 total : 117 M1 .6 phase 3 total : 57 M2 .6 M3 .4 phase 1 total : 25 MB1 .4 phase 4 total : 67 M2 .8 phase 9 total : 111 M1 .4 phase 4 total : 67 M2 .6 M3 .4 M3 .2 M2 .

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Justin Brian Wills Spring 2010 Cherese Wheeler Ginger Kapalka Gregory Hemmelgarn Austin Wilson Fall 2009 Sergio Lainez Summer 2008 Brendon Hoffman Taylor Coleman Jenna Murphy Piotr Chicinski Jonathan Lemaster Fall 2010 Crystal Davis Jordan Mussett Folsom Cory William Cotton Christina Liebelt William Denman Eric Ritchie Michael Driskill Jason Fancher Gilberto Lopez Edmundo Fortuna Chelsea Sekula Brandon Pryor Michael Franks Phillip Miller Kory Murphy Daniel Takahashi Ji Eom Michael Morow Douglas Zimmerman Jonathan Pace Fall 2008 Kenneth Olson Lauren Rentschler Joshua Atkins . Unlike other design build projects which are handed over to a private client upon completion. photovoltaic solar-power. and Le Corbusier’s “Cabanon” Roquebrune-CapMartin in Southern France. By mutual agreement and support. allowing for the testing of successes and shortcomings in the project. the university and the foundation funded both the Cabin and the site so that future students can visit and study the Sustainable Cabin. completed in 2010. Historical precedents informing the design were Henry David Thoreau’s cabin at Walden Pond near Concord. utilizing rain water harvesting. and passive solar design. The Project has been published in Cabins by Philip Jodidio along side architects such as Renzo Piano. ARCH 5502 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Spring 2008 . with the possibility of upgrading its components as technology develops. The Cabin will serve as a Collaborative Living Research Laboratory for generations of student to come.ttu ddf | material research | sustainable cabin & ladder design build [sustainable cabin & ladder] The Sustainable Cabin. Flueckiger Garik Rowe Kenneth Roberts Summer 2009 Sara Bradshaw Spring 2008 Parker Sands Andrew Stiglmeier Ian Britt Bradshaw. Each of these works was built under significant budgetary constraints which are seldom considered in academic design studios. serves as an experimental research station in sustainable design and living at a remote site on the American High Plains. operating entirely off the conventional power grid. the client of the Sustainable Cabin is a not-for-profit foundation on the High Plains. Deborah Nicholas Genzer Amador Saucedo Andrew Tyler Stephanie Hanlon Amanda Glidewell Mecklin. and continued to include student involvement in 2014 with the addition of a ladder installed on the interior. waste compost.Fall 2010 | Prof. Massachusetts. The project involved a large amount of students from Product Design courses.

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The shelf was entirely designed by Product Design students and permanently placed in the project. In addition the cabin is self sufficient with solar panels. & recycled thermal insulation. natural pine cladding. cut down to necessary size and redesigned with sustainable materials such as bamboo flooring. reusing recycled rain water and compost.ttu ddf | material research | sustainable cabin & ladder Built up from an existing double wide mobile home platform. R_010 .

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and the blurring between industrial and architecture design. Key features are to study the work of Charles and Ray Eames. the process of design and fabrication is radically changing because of the digital design and productions process. Architecture design. ARCH 5501 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Fall 2013 | Kuhn Park Kenneth Roberts Summer 2009 Sara Bradshaw Spring 2008 Andrew Stiglmeier Ian Britt Bradshaw. Students are introduced to 20th and 21st century design methods and processes of product design and industrial design. and therefore the class pushes forward in the methods of fabrication.ttu ddf | material research | product design [product design] Product Design is an introduction to the design and executed construction of a prototypical piece of furniture or other design product using an architectural design process. industrial product design. Justin Spring 2010 Cherese Wheeler Ginger Kapalka Gregory Hemmelgarn Fall 2009 Sergio Lainez Summer 2008 Brendon Hoffman Taylor Coleman Jenna Murphy Piotr Chicinski Jonathan Lemaster Crystal Davis Jordan Mussett Folsom Cory Christina Liebelt William Denman Eric Ritchie Michael Driskill Gilberto Lopez Edmundo Fortuna Chelsea Sekula Brandon Pryor Phillip Miller Kory Murphy Daniel Takahashi Michael Morow Douglas Zimmerman Jonathan Pace Fall 2008 Kenneth Olson Lauren Rentschler Joshua Atkins Garik Rowe Parker Sands Amador Saucedo Brian Wills Austin Wilson Fall 2010 William Cotton Jason Fancher Michael Franks Ji Eom . Deborah Nicholas Genzer Andrew Tyler Stephanie Hanlon Amanda Glidewell Mecklin.

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Deborah Mecklin. Processes developing scaled micro forms will be conditioned by factors of materiality in order to simulate performance parameters. fabrication and material parameters facilitate the shape control during the generation of self similar variations. ARCH 5501 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Fall 2013 | Kuhn Park Spring 2008 Bradshaw. Computational scripting techniques incorporating design.ttu ddf | material research | CNC milling [DEEP surface] DEEPsurface investigates surface structures that propose new exciting spatial environments through landscapes of differentiated textures. Justin .

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Specifically. this studio will cultivate multiple conceptual / thematic approaches at all times. serving both functional and poetic aims. While this method of development / inquiry into architecture draws on the complexity of life for inspiration. Deborah Mecklin. These inclusive strategies will be developed integrating multiple systems to create a comprehensive project rich with both literal and phenomenal depth. as well as formal. Additionally. spatial. Justin . Rather than nurture outdated design philosophies dealing with singular all-encompassing concepts. and develop buildings which might not otherwise support the creation of architecture due to limitations such as budgetary constraints. and experiential variety. multifaceted. functional aims. The underlying purpose of this methodology is the development of reasoning. ARCH 5501 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Fall 2013 | Kuhn Park Spring 2008 Bradshaw. At the outset of the studio. it does not do so with the explicit intent to generate formally complex architectures. students are responsible for eschewing notions of the singular in favor of the manifold. fostering and enforcing the idea that architecture is devoid of singular authorship. and strategic skill-sets to be used in dealing with the multivalent intricacies of architecture. the over arching concept of Collective Form will be used to develop structures comprised of various interwoven and colliding systems / sub-systems. Such strategies can be used to gain ground environmentally.ttu ddf | 3D solid modeling | collective form [collective form] This studio utilized specific notions of Emergence in relation to Complexity Theory so as to create architectures rich with conceptual depth. the studio focuses on the formulation of design strategies carrying specific.

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ttu ddf | community engagement & outreach | urban stage

The idea of Urban Stage is to rethink downtown and also rethink the typical street design
and greenery of Lubbock under its location as a natural gateway to the plains with a
library of desert cacti and native plants. Ave J becomes a didactic example, the downtown Botanic Garden, in order to revive the city through natural gardens, reduced traffic
and with lively entertainment in newly appropriated pedestrian areas. Ave J becomes a
place where people meet and enjoy themselves, but also a place for learning. It is as
much about youth education and inspiring environmental stewardship as well as an opportunity to develop community goals for a future oriented vibrant downtown and city.
For the last hundred years the people of Lubbock have battled nature to create a lifestyle
of individualism and wealth. Sacrificed in the process are the prairie, the aquifer, and
clean air. Lubbock holds the bottom ten statuses in more than one health and safety
category including body fat, criminal assault, and as an environment for raising children.
Urban Stage as a temporary installation envisions an ecologically sustainable downtown
Lubbock, which begins to knit back together the fractured city and creates a healthy,
economically viable downtown. The installation project transforms an exemplary portion
of Ave J, a central axis of downtown, into a conceptual extension of the dry riverbed at
the base of the canyon. Envisioned are several strategies to transform the “HardScape”
into an urban “SoftScape” and “GreenScape” with strategies of water harvesting via
permeable paving and xeriscaping. This is expected to generate ideas for revived plazas
and urban fields creating an environment of play, social encounter and health. The design
reconnects the community to the downtown areas as a center for commerce and living,
encouraging bordering properties to be developed with measurable improvements in
economic viability, health, public safety, lower water use per capita and a lower carbon
footprint for Lubbock.
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2D POINTS

2D LINES

2D FIELDS
colorful balls
team 04 | pg.

fireflies
team 01 | pg.

tape lines
team 03 | pg.

stick field
team 04 | pg.

pallet benches
team 02 | pg.

colorful strings
team 04 | pg.
chalk circles
team 03 | pg.

the deck
team 05 | pg.

tripod lights team 06 | pg. tube bench team 11 | pg. balloon team 06 | pg. cast wall team 09 | pg. 3D FIELDS wood benches team 07 | pg. planters team 08 | pg.06 06 02 02 03 06 06 07 04 06 03 06 01 04 08 08 03 07 02 02 10 05 06 3D POINTS 3D LINES mushroom team 01 | pg. pipe bench team 10 | pg. pvc canopy team 06 | pg. _116 .

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Grasshopper. Justin . Environmental sensors. circuitries. and extend generative aspects to physical realm in order to create value of designing. actuating. and prototyping. sensing. Firefly (connection between Grasshopper and Arduino). and Arduino (microcontroller). We will begin by understanding computer programming as a generative tool. Actuators (such as servo motor). The digital-physical environments that the seminar will introduce are Processing (computer programming language). interactive medium.ttu ddf | systems & assemblies | aMachine [name???] This studio-seminar introduces students to the next generation of digital design and tools that facilitate movement between digital idea and physical prototyping. ARCH 5501 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Fall 2013 | Kuhn Park Spring 2008 Bradshaw. the studio methodically moves through a project exploring logical thinking. Founding from the generative aspect of computation in design. Deborah Mecklin. algorithmic design. physical making. Rhinoceros.

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morphological variation and automated user interaction. Deborah Mecklin. proximity and sound. It reacts to light. Justin . Analogous to the germination of a seed. the bud remains inactive. The design proposes an innovative solution to building envelope questions of apertures.ttu ddf | systems & assemblies | aMachine [name???] The Floriculture machine emulates botanical systems through adaptive and transformative properties. ARCH 5501 | Advanced Architectural Design Studio | Fall 2013 | Kuhn Park Spring 2008 Bradshaw. However once activated. the machine reveals surprising hidden mechanics by “swelling” into action. the machine evolves from a dormant bud. Suddenly the apparatus becomes a kinetic manifestation of tensile resistance and celebrates its activation with an intelligent interaction. While typically concealed within its shoot.

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[LHUCA reception desk]
Three reception tables on casters, which can be assembled in a variety of combinations.
These were design built as part of ARCH 5302 Product Design, an elective in the Spring
of 2013, but formed also a part of a two month design service learning project for the
Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts in Lubbock, Texas. In a design charrette
the students proposed first their individual designs for a new reception table. The jury,
Karen Wiley, Linda Cullum and Tonja Hagy together with the course instructor selected
the final design. The design plays homage to industrial materials and colors and is successfully used since spring of 2009 on the LHUCA Campus.
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Spring 2008
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ttu ddf | program operativity | digital design & fabrication shop [DDF Shop & Tools] .

This lab gives students and faculty the possibility to work together on specific geometry related topics and use the latest numerically controlled equipment for prototyping. equipment in the model shop in the College of Architecture. among others. Mini-lab work stations are equipped with RhinoCAM software and operate. computer-aided manufacturing CAD/CAM. _116 .Digital Design & Fabrication Shop The Digital Design Lab and Fabrication Lab specializes in computational design. and rapid prototyping technology.

ttu ddf | program operativity | digital design & fabrication shop Model Shop .

Pedestrian
Pathway

Egress

Paint

add. Lab
( 1000 sq ft )

Egress

Assembly &
Finishing
Expansion

Wet Lab
( 900 sq ft )

Experimental 3D
Printing & Waterjet
Cutting
( 676 sq ft )

trolley

Overhead
I-beam

( 1030 sq ft )

Robotics Lab

Material
Delivery

add. Lab

Storage

Ramp

Material
Delivery

Laser & Blade Cutters
( 831 sq ft )
( 225 sq ft )

( 1748 sq ft )

Egress

( 1024 sq ft )

Possible Wood Shop
Expansion

( 666 sq ft )

Small TableTools

Exhibition
Lockers

Egress

( 550 sq ft )

Assembly Workspace

Egress

( 575 sq ft )

Material
Delivery

( 1024 sq ft )

Wood Shop

( 1657 sq ft )

Wood Shop

Assembly
Workspace

Storage

Egress

Egress

( 1260 sq ft )

Welding
Expansion

( 660 sq ft )

MetalShop
Expansion

above

Gallery Expansion

( 660 sq ft + 1260 sqft +?)

5’

10’

( 1600 sq ft )

Embankm.
Welding

Storage

20’

INTERDISCIPLINARY DESIGN RESEARCH
CENTER AND EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE
LAB

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Interactive
Lab

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( 512 sq ft )

Materials
Lab/Library

( 343 aq ft )

Rapid
Prototyping

Exhibition

Lockers

COURTYARD

Joining, Finishing,
Assembly

3D Scanning

( 1071 sq ft )

3-Axis Machines:
Routing & Milling

Vacuum Form

Storage

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ttu ddf | program operativity | workshops [workshops] .

form in concert with materials. We see this as a kind of codification of the design intent via scripting languages or parametrics being part of 3D software packages. a rule based logic inherent in programs is the generator of space. Students are given the opportunity to go through what is normally a week long workshop and learn software and scripting at a fast paced rate as well as the potential one could obtain by using such tools. etc. form in concert with materials. _116 . We see this as a kind of codification of the design intent via scripting languages or parametrics being part of 3D software packages. Following an emerging trend in contemporary architecture subsumed under the notion “algorithmic architecture” or parametricism. 3D printer.Design & Computation Workshops Workshops normally offered by Graduate Students in the DDF Program or visitors specifically brought in for a DDF Workshop is a reaction to an emerging trend in contemporary architecture subsumed under the notion “algorithmic architecture” or parametricism. a rule based logic inherent in programs is the generator of space. Workshops also exercise the fabrication of these designs made through the workshops and use tools such as the vacuum former.

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ttu ddf | program operativity | courses [courses] .

_116 . they are : Design.Courses In general there are three areas of the teaching and research which compliment each other and define the Master of Science specialization and graduate certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication. The acquired skills are brought to the forefront in a DDF design Studio. The program offers courses that deepen knowledge in those three areas closely related to recent and emerging technologies that reshape the current practice of architecture and the construction industry as a whole. Fabrication and Construction.

[5304] . [5302] Smart materials ttu ddf | program operativity | required courses approved technology elective dealing with the advanced study of technical building methods and means.Robotics a digital design media driven class. where technology is used to teach specific design research skills [5301] Product design introduction to the design & construction of a prototypical piece of furniture or other design product using an architectural design process. [5303] Design process explores emerging methods of computation as generative drivers of the design process. where design intent captured through algorithmic processes and parametric modeling enables design alternatives.

theoretical and/or technological issues that affect current architectural thought and practice. Topical studio [5501] topical studio that explores design. Topical studio [5502] topical studio that explores design. Research digital design workshop [7000] _116 .[5352] Computer application to architecture survey of digital computer applications to the issues & processes of architecture and planning. theoretical and/or technological issues that affect current architectural thought and practice.

ttu ddf | program aspects | masters of science thesis [coa ddf degree] .

as well as construction and systems. which are design and computation.Masters of Science with a Specialization in Digital Design & Fabrication Thesis The thesis research of the Digital Design and Fabrication Program extends into the three main areas of the program. materials and fabrication. Students get involved with faculty research in those fields and are exploring new material processes across interdisciplinary fields and investigate the related fabrication and building methodologies _116 .

Voronoi Algorithm [Jose Joaquin Sanchez] ttu ddf | program aspects | masters of science thesis Spring 2014 Water Harvester: Building Envelope for Rainwater Harvesting [Alma Luna] Spring 2014 Smart Wind Technology Applications in Architecture [Majed Alquimi ] Spring 2014 New Techniques to Use Dates Palm Fronds in Architectural Applications .[Rob Diaz] Spring 2012 Intelligent Facade Engineered thru Morpho-Ecogenetic Aggregates [Dung Do] Fall 2011 Emerging Architecture: Associating Point-Clouds with Multiple Datasets .

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[Rob Diaz] ttu ddf | program aspects | masters of science thesis Spring 2012 Intelligent Facade Engineered thru Morpho-Ecogenetic Aggregates .

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ttu ddf | program operatiity | people [people] .

Dustin White. Kuhn Park. guest DDF faculty: Daniel Pruske Kyle Meeks guest instructors: Marc Fornes Ronnie Parsons Gil Akos Luis Quinones Kris Leese Rob Eleazer _116 . Maria Perbellini. Christian Pongratz.People COA DDF faculty: Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger.

In the fall of 2010 Dustin White became a Visiting Assistant Professor at Texas Tech University and currently is the Director of the Fabrication Shops and an Instructor teaching undergraduate and graduate courses. and magazines. she worked in New York. USA. and obtained the MasterARCH at Pratt Institute.Urs Peter ‘Upe’ Flueckiger Urs Peter “Upe” Flueckiger teaches and practices architecture in Lubbock. Perbellini graduated from the IUAV (Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia. New York. Texas where he is a Full Professor of Architecture at Texas Tech University. Taegu. journals. . and other books. USA. University of Texas (UT) at Lubboch.” His design work has been published in the “New York Times”. “Texas Architect Magazine”. Virginia. He holds a Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg. She taught at the School of Architecture. College. ttu ddf | program operatiity | faculty Dustin White Dustin L White is an architectural designer and educator teaching in the areas of digital fabrication. Italy). Architecture in Marfa Texas. He is the author of the book: “Donald Judd. Before establishing her own practice. USA for Eisenman Architects. Dustin White has consulted on numerous built and un-built works with Field Office (Clemson SC) and Pongratz-Perbellini Architects (Verona IT). Maria Perbellini Maria R. Korea. John Reimnitz Architect and the Regional Plan Association of New York. and she has been a visiting professor at Yeungjin Jr. material experimentation and design.

offers an annual workshop at International League of Higher Education in Media and Communication. he runs aMachine: architectural machine studio and DiMeND: digital media in neoteric dimension at TTU. which evolved into several books and cultivated design innovation. Director of Digital Design and Fabrication and Professor of Architecture.Christian Pongratz Christian R Pongratz is co-founder of pONGRATZ pERBELLINI Architects/ Cyberstone LLC. Kuhn Park Kuhn Park indulges in perpetual discrepancies between digital and physical manner of architectural design and media. such as in natural stone design. and co-directs Interactive Media Design Center at the Communication University of China in Beijing. _116 . with finesse. From his background in Computational Design at Carnegie Mellon University. College of Architecture. His firm won numerous international awards and honors developing research into the digital to material. Texas Tech University.

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About DDF 002 ARCH 7000 Module variation Prof. Pongratz Prof. Pongratz Prof. Pongratz Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Material Fabrication Processes 002 ARCH 5501 003 ARCH 5501 004 ARCH 5501 Elevation Fabrication Photos Casting Diagram Prof. Pongratz Prof. Pongratz M. Pongratz Prof. Pongratz Prof. Pongratz Systems & Assemblies 002 ARCH 5501 003 ARCH 5501 004 ARCH 5501 Elevation Fabrication Photos Casting Diagram Program Operativity 002 ARCH 5501 003 ARCH 5501 004 ARCH 5501 Elevation Fabrication Photos Casting Diagram _116 . Pongratz Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Prof. Pongratz Prof.Sceranka Fall 2012 Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Kyle Meeks Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Fall 2013 Prof. Pongratz Prof. Pongratz Interactive Architecture 002 ARCH 5501 003 ARCH 5501 004 ARCH 5501 Elevation Fabrication Photos Casting Diagram Prof. Pongratz Prof. M.Nevlida.

Pongratz 019 ARCH 5302 Spring 2014 Lamp Series Prof. Flueckiger Andrew Triplett 028 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Flueckiger Aaron Herrmann 025 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Pongratz 020 ARCH 5302 Spring 2014 Lamp Series Prof. Pongratz 017 ARCH 5302 Spring 2014 Lamp Prof. Flueckiger Rodrigo Avila 027 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Pongratz 029 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Pongratz . Flueckiger Tyler Porter 024 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof.016 ARCH 5302 Spring 2014 Lamp Prof. Flueckiger Blake Arnold 026 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Pongratz 018 ARCH 5302 Spring 2014 ToothBrush Holder Prof. Pongratz 021 ARCH 5302 Spring 2013 Chair Prof. Pongratz 022 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Flueckiger Andrew Toney 023 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof.

Pruske Ty Mason 032 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pruske 035 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Park *Studio Group *041 . Pongratz 038 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pruske Kyle Meeks 041 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pruske Simon Alvarez 031 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof.045 Winston Holloway Kyle Meeks Jose Sanchez _116 . Pruske Simon Alvarez 042 ARCH 5503 Spring 2012 Model Documentation Prof. Pruske Simon Alvarez 039 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pongratz 037 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pruske Martin Medina 040 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pruske 033 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof. Pruske Kyle Meeks 043 ARCH 5503 Spring 2012 Process Photos Prof. Pruske Ty Mason 034 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof.030 ARCH 5501 Fall 2010 Cladding Test Prof. Park *Studio Group 036 ARCH 5901 Spring 2011 Collective Form Model Prof.

Park Group* 048 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Model Documentation Prof. Park John Charbonneau Andrew Triplett 054 TEDx Stage Design Prof. Park *Studio Group 053 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Product Detail Prof. Park *Studio Group 052 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Product Documentation Prof. Park Group* 047 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Process Photos Prof. Park Group* 051 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Product Documentation Prof. Flueckiger *Studio Group 046 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Mechanism Diagrams Prof. Park Group* 050 ARCH 5503 Spring 2014 Product Documentation Prof.044 ARCH 5503 Spring 2012 Diagram Prof. Park John Charbonneau Andrew Triplett 055 TEDx Stage Design Prof. Flueckiger *Studio Group 045 ARCH 5503 Spring 2012 Rendering Prof. Park Group* . Flueckiger *Studio Group 058 TEDx Stage Design Prof. Flueckiger *Studio Group 057 TEDx Stage Design Prof. Park John Charbonneau Andrew Triplett 056 TEDx Stage Design Prof.

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