Travis Park recently unveiled its first major public art installation designed by UT San Antonio graduate architecture students. The sculpture, an end-of-semester project, is on display on the south side of the park for three months.
The installation is a grid shell dome made of interweaving pieces of wood covered with folded plastic panels. It was designed by 14 graduate students, studying the fundamentals of parametric design, and fabricated and installed by 13 volunteers that included members of the original graduate studio.
Throughout the process, the students experimented with several different grid shell designs, covering fabrics and bracing materials. The class updated a blog detailing their efforts. Their experiments and reports can be viewed at the following link: http://designontopic.wordpress.com.
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