HouMinn contribution to Matter

An essay by Marc and Blair appears in the recently published book Matter: Material Processes in Architectural Production, edited by Gail Peter Borden and Michael Meredith. The essay, titled "Built to Change: A Case for Disintegration and Obsolescence," positions HouMinn's prototype work in relationship to conventional stick frame construction and makes a case for an architecture that is organically rebuilt many times over in its lifetime (think human skin). You can order the book here.


Mississippi River Bridge Plaza Competition Finalists

HouMinn has teamed up with VJAA, Diane Willow, and Mark Mielke of VAA Engineering to form a team that has been selected by The Target Studio for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman Art Museum to submit a proposal for the redesign of the Mississippi River Bridge Plaza on The University of Minnesota's Twin Cities Campus. Our team was one of four interdisciplinary teams chosen, all of whom will have their work on display at the opening of the Target Studio on October 2, 2011.

We are thrilled to be a part of this dynamic, exceptional team of artists, architects, and engineers and look forward to sharing the work at the conclusion of the competition.


HouMinn Interest Sites

The internet offers lots of things to love. In the spirit of St. Valentines Day, HouMinn is offering some of its favorite links for your surfing enjoyment. Some are random finds and some are linked to friends. All are of HouMinn Interest.


Oooh-Wee! What's up with DAAP? What's up with DAAP?

"I do, you do, hairdo, voodoo"...HouMinn is pleased to be presenting at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning. The talk will be part of the winter 2011 Lecture Series and will be held at 4:30pm on February 16, 2011 in room 3420, Aronoff Center for Design and Art.


TEX-FAB REPEAT Winner Selected

TEX-FAB recently announced the winners of the TEX-FAB REPEAT Digital Fabrication Competition. The competition received a total of 73 entries from across the globe representing 18 countries on 5 continents. The jury consisting of Patrik Schumacher, Marc Fornes, Lisa Iwamoto, Chris Lasch and Blair Satterfield, who conferred and selected the winning project. "Minimal Complexity" by Vlad Tenu will be built for the TEX-FAB Event in Houston in February 2011. The competition was strong but at the end of the day Tenu's project stood out. From the entries the Jury selected 1 Winner, 4 Runners-Up and 7 Honorable Mentions which will be exhibited along side the winner. View more about the REPEAT competition and TEX-FAB by clicking any of the links.  

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