SITU Studio Reel
2 minute view into how we work.
Making is the foundation for all of SITU's work. Split evenly between a studio and a workshop, SITU's office is setup to fully integrate material research, testing, prototyping and fabrication into the design process itself. This approach seeks to place the virtual and physical components of the practice into a productive and non-linear relationship that creates space for the act of making to become a generative part of the design process.
Making Design Lab
"Making Design Lab," which premiered at the 2014 Architecture and Design Film Festival, is a short documentary that follows our team as we design, fabricate, and install the new 10,000 sq ft permanent exhbition space at the New York Hall of Science. Design lab is a series of five activity areas designed to host an array of STEM and project-based learning activities. Conceived of as sites to foster and promote problem ideation, tinkering, testing, and displaying results - the architecture of Design lab is intended to be integral to the types of critical discovery and making that is so crucial to the deisgn process.
Directed by Wes Rozen and Patrick Mandeville
The Other New York
"The Other New York" was produced for the MoMA exhibition Uneven Growth: Tactical Urbanisms for Expanding Megacities.
Directed by SITU Studio; Video produced and directed by Brooklyn Digital Foundry.
DrawNow! Common Ground
SITU Studio honored the legacy of visionary architect Lebbeus Woods (1940-2012) with an all-day participatory DrawNow! drawing workshop on Saturday, June 7th, at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The workshop invited participants to produce a collective artwork on a shared, semi-rigid, drawing surface that transformed into a landscape throughout the course of the day.
A look at the design work that went into our installation for the Architecture League's 2013 Beaux Arts Ball: - ism.
NYSCI Design Lab: Sandbox Fabrication
New York Hall of Science, Queens
January 2014 Design by SITU Studio
Fabrication by SITU Fabrication
Video by: SITU Studio with Patrick Mandeville
Soundtrack: Little Trip by Mugison
Transforming the Great Hall
Compilation of time-lapse sequences of Heartwalk in Father Duffy Square during the month of February 2013.
Y-3 Projection Wall
Panning view of projection wall of installation for Y-3's 2013 Spring/Summer Fashion Show. Design by Dev Harlan. Fabrication of wall by SITU Fabrication.
GIRI was designed and built to generate 3D digital models of objects embedded in materials such as rock and metal. The CNC-based instrument runs an automated routine of grinding and imaging, allowing researchers to analyze samples at a greater volume and frequency than ever before. The process reveals successive layers (serial sections) of the sample while creating a permanent digital archive of the images, which are then turned into a digital model. Models can be used for hydrodynamic simulation, morphological analysis, and a variety of other computational simulations.
Fossil Reconstruction Sequence
SITU studio collaborated with Professor Adam Maloof of Princeton University's Department of Geosciences in a body of research that suggests that fossils discovered in South Australia could be the oldest animal bodies ever discovered. Situ worked with Maloof to develop a system to both process and digitally reconstruct these fossils for morphogenetic analysis.
Making Maker Space
Producing parts and installing Maker Space at the New York Hall of Science.
Compilation of time-lapse and video footage offers a look into the design, fabrication and installation of reOrder.
Video by SITU Studio with Luke Garai Taylor and Sam Petersson
Lonar GPS Points
GPS points collected by Prof. Adam Maloof during two weeks of field work around the Lonar Meteor Crater in Lonar, India. The point cloud was then kriged to create a digital model of the terrain and CNC milled physical model.
Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward - Exhibition Promotional Video
Drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright are Copyright © The Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ.
Highlights of Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward include newly created three-dimensional scale models that examine the internal mechanics of functional space in relation to exterior form in a variety of Wright's projects.
Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward Run-through
SITU Studio designed and fabricated six models for the Guggenheim's 'Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward' exhibition. This video depicts a run-through of the museum showing the layout and brief shots of each model.
Taliesin Model - Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward
The model of Taliesin East explores the carefully constructed relationship between the site's architecture and its landscape as both evolved continuously over the first half of the 20th century. The physical model provides a snapshot of the site as it existed in the late 1950s at the end of Wright's life. On the surface of the model a series of projections trace the fluid evolution of the landscape through animated diagrams and aerial photographs of different periods.
Solar Pavilion 3 - Part Production
A combination of CNC and conventional tools were used for the production of parts for the Solar Pavilion 3. Tools included a CNC router, table saw, CNC waterjet, vise, chop-saw, automated webbing cutter and CNC fabric-cutter. Materials included plywood, aluminum, steel conduit, biodegradable billboard vinyl, recycled glass bottles, LEDs, copper wire and heavy-duty zip-ties.
Solar Pavilion 3 - Construction at Stuyvesant Cove Park, NYC
The pavilions structure consists of 2,500 slotted strips milled out of 100 sheets of plywood that are woven together and joined with "I" shaped aluminum fasteners. A secondary set of compressive struts are also inserted into the plywood slots forcing the strips to bend out of plane to form arching structural geometries. Membranes made of biodegradable vinyl fabric are then stretched between plywood members adding further stiffness to the structure, as well as provide shelter from the sun and rain.
The SCI FI Pavilion was designed for the SCI FI Channel as its booth at the 2008 Comic-Con convention in San Diego, California. The 1,950 sq ft pavilion is an interactive environment that can subsequently be broken down and transported to other venues. Universal connections between different sections of the pavilion allow it to be partially or entirely reconfigured each time it is erected, with the possibility of creating a range of intermediary spaces.
Solar Pavilion 2
Solar Pavilion 2 was an experiment in indeterminate structural systems, using CNC-cut plywood parts manufactured with zero waste. The 2,500 sq. ft. pavilion was erected in 4 different sites in 4 completely unique configurations. Each time, the building process was engaged by a new group of participants who were trained to execute the basic constructional rules with a large degree of freedom.