Thursday, August 19, 2010

bragging rights

Forgive me for bragging about my husband, but I am so excited I can't help myself.  Steven and his colleagues Josh Bard and Matthew Shulte won an R+D Award from Architect Magazine for their project, Digital Steam-Bending: Developing a Parametrically Adaptable Wishbone Structural System!


Inspired by Thonet furniture and canoe construction, combining 21st and 19th century technology, and using only natural materials, they created a system that can be to create moveable or temporary structures.

They are going use the system to build one such structure at the Frederick Meijer Garden and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids as a part of Art Prize this September.  (Vote early, vote often!)



But the best part (to me anyway) is that their work is on the COVER of this months Architect Magazine!

Sorry this last image is so ridiculous, we haven't received our copy yet!

20 comments:

Pesky Cat Designs said...

Congratulations to your husband! What a cool structure. And congrats on it being built at the garden!

Alicia said...

Thats great!! Congratulations!

Dancing Branflake said...

Wow! Congratulations to your cover model husband! That is truly a great accomplishment!

Paige said...

That's awesome!!!

Steven said...

Thanks for the limelight!

Ana Degenaar said...

Congratulations! That is absolutely gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Very cool! Passing the link along to my architect.

Mo Pie, Please said...

Wow, many congrats to your husband! That is spectacular!

Krystal said...

how cool!! I love frederick meijer gardens :)

Grace said...

Wow! This is really cool. Congrats to your hubbie.

chiara said...

Steven! that's awesome! congrats!

Melissa Blake said...

That is seriously amazing!!

Brandi said...

Abigail, this is awesome! Please send my congratulations to your husband and his coworkers for such an amazing job. It's so innovative. I can't wait to see more.

Kala said...

Congratulations!

Punctuation Mark said...

congrats to all of them!!! that sounds like such a great project... i remember architects i worked with working on creative project like these... you are right to be proud of him!!!

Turquoise Diaries said...

Congrats to your husband. They all look fantastic

Christina said...

Congrats! That's great!

natalie. said...

absolutely stunning - congrats!

Jayne said...

Congratulations to Steven! It looks amazing!

Abbey said...

That is so cool -- hats off!