a2o // a responsive mediator – Jonathan Grinham

Today on F+ we are showcasing Jonathan Grinham’s, from Virginia tech, a student who’s design research has landed him between the social design world of architecture and robotics.  His project a2o is an intense design research project, similarly to the work we posted in the RPI BUILDSMART studio.  The project goes far beyond the logistics of design, but integrates actual social interaction between architecture and the user.  Check it out after the jump!

STUDENT: Jonathan Grinham
SCHOOL:  
Virginia Tech
PROFESSORS: Kihong Ku
YEAR: 2010
COURSE: Prototyping in Architectural Robotics for Technology-enriched Education

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Covington Farmer’s Market- design/build Lab, Virginia Tech


Today’s project is another design/build project for a local community.  This one at Virginia Tech’s School of Architecture + Design, was actually started by alumni’s of one of our previous featured design/build programs, Rural Studio at Auburn, Marie and Keith Zawistowski.  The farmer’s market is simple, with an undulating roof defining the space of interaction.  Check it out! 

SCHOOL: Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design
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