Digital technology continues to shape our physical world. Increasingly, designers develop art, architecture, urban resources and other material concepts using high tech tools.
TEX-FAB is a network of organizations and professionals committed to the exploration of three-dimensional design and digital production of building components. Founded by architects and designers in Houston, San Antonio and Dallas, TEX-FAB hosts events where industry professionals, students and educators can share ideas and information.
The University of Houston's Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture will host the TEX-FAB 2.0 Event Feb. 10 - 13. The event will offer lectures and workshops led by noted industry leaders. For additional details on the symposium or to register for workshops, visit www.tex-fab.net.
The event centers on the unveiling in the College of Architecture Atrium of the winning proposal of the REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition organized by TEX-FAB. The winner of the competition Vlad Tenu, a young Romanian designer from London, will be lecturing on his work of computational architecture called "Minimal Complexity" which has been realized by TEX-FAB, local fabricators in Houston and UH College of Architecture students.
All TEX-FAB lectures are free and open to the public. They are conducted in the College of Architecture's Theater. Workshops require paid registration.
A schedule of events is as follows.
5 - 6 p.m.
Publication Launch Party in the UH College of Architecture's Keeland Center
Rice Design Alliance/Cite Magazine: Fabrication
6 - 7 p.m.
"Complicity and Simplexity" - Keynote Lecture in the College of Architecture Theater
Branko Kolarevic, Associate Dean, Chair in Integrated Design at the University of Calgary
Professional Lectures in the College of Architecture Theater
2 - 3:15 p.m.
"Build Your Own CNC"
Patrick Hood Daniel, BuildYourCNC.com
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.
"Applied Digital Fabrication"
Joe Meppelink, UH Adjunct Assistant Professor
Andrew Vrana, UH Visiting Assistant Professor
4:30 - 5:15 p.m.
"Adding Intelligence to Building Surfaces"
L. William Zahner, CEO and president of Zahner
5:30 - 6:15 p.m.
Vlad Tenu, REPEAT Competition Winner
6:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
TEX-FAB REPEAT Competition - Exhibition Opening Reception in UH College of Architecture Atrium
Feb. 12 - 13
UH College of Architecture Digital Design Workshops
Instructors: Marc Fornes (THEVERYMANY), Chris Lasch (Aranda/Lasch), Gil Akos and Ronnie Parson (Studio MODE), Bradley Bell (University of Texas at Arlington) and Kevin McClellan (University of Texas at San Antonio).