Michael Rahmatoulin, Architectural Design

Select Works - 2018

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caret 6^

Advanced Design Studio | SXSW Renegade Craft Fair
Austin, TX

Fall 2013-Spring 2014
Instructor: Kory Bieg

Caret 6, also known as ^6, is a full-scale installation created to host the TEX-FAB 5 SKIN:
Digital Assemblies exhibition in the spring of 2014 in the School of Architecture at UT Austin.

Working with a group of 17 students we designed an adaptive installation that would showcase the exhibit. In the spirit of digital fabrication, the project was generated using parametric tessellations that simulate a three dimensional experience. The dynamic form transforms from an inhabitable vault-like space to a wave that cascades to the ground and supports the various boards for the competition exhibit. In addition to the school exhibit, Caret 6 was exhibited at the 2014 SXSW Renegade Craft Fair. This exhibit promoted new technologies and local artisans. While we oversaw the design of the project and form development as a team, we also each had specific roles.

As lead fabricator for the project, I oversaw the fabrication of all the panels using a CNC router, performed material tests and was actively involved in construction.

The project was published in major online blogs and publications including Archdaily and Architectural Record.

Photos by Casey Dunn | SXSW Renegade Craft Fair

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