Sandra Manninger / Group XXIII, Oct 06 - Mar 07
3/8/07 to 3/11/07
MAK Center for Art and Architecture L.A at the Schindler House, 835 North Kings Road, West Hollywood, CA
SPAN, the partnership of Vienna-based architects Matias del Campo and Sandra Manninger, explored spatial, formal, and technological innovation through digital production. By using software created to mimic the growth of organic tissues such as plants and veins, they examined the ways this rule-based software can be applied to architectural design. In the Final Projects exhibition, they presented models produced in collaboration with the Advanced Technology Center at Saddleback College. A second group of objects was the result of SPAN’s ongoing research into digital fabrication in the Los Angeles area that illustrated the possibilities for novel models of architectural design. SPAN also screened a video of a panel discussion they organized, “Synthetic Ecologies,” featuring Hernan Diaz Alonso (Xefirotarch), Benjamin Bratton, Marcelyn Gow (servo), Neil Leach, and Jason Payne (GnuFORM).