Nautical Swing complete

January 19, 2016 by metalab

Nautical Swing installed at Hunters Points Shipyard in San Francisco, CA. What a view! Matthew Geller, Artist

Time In Motion

October 28, 2015 by metalab

We recently completed this installation with RE:Site (Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee) at Hobby Airport in the new international arrivals baggage claim area.  The 6' x 70' glass covered vitrine contains memorabilia from the history of the airport starting in 1910 to the present.  The steel casework conceals a linear array of LED that animate colors to convey the passing of time and enlighten the experience of waiting for one's bag.

Radiance Dry Fit

October 28, 2015 by metalab

We test fit all eight pie shaped sections of the canopy for Radiance.  It will be installed at El Paso airport early next year.  Star Precision Manufacturing provided digital fabrication and assembly. Merge Studios to provide installation support.

Nautical Swing fabrication update

September 09, 2015 by metalab

The Nautical Swing for Hunters Point Shipyard redevelopment in San Francisco is substantially complete a Blumenthal Sheet Metal in Houston, TX.  The main structure and bench are fully assembled and tack welded together.  The project requires third-party weld inspection per California requirements.  The foundation template has been sent to SF and installation is expected for October.  Images by Matthew Geller.

Legends Plaza Complete

August 23, 2015 by metalab

We worked with UH Campus Art and Athletics on the Bill Yeoman Legends Plaza at UH TDECU Stadium.  The plaza is dedicated to outstanding athletes and the history of the UH football program.  Our system of walls with removable text panels that can provide additional space for names in the future were digitally fabricated from our files with Crow Corporation providing CNC laser and fabrication assembly.


July 31, 2015 by metalab

The 2015 July/August Texas Architect Magazine features "Seed, Trees, People", a project that Metalab completed for the Hermann Park Conservancy in collaboration with artist Randy Twaddle. Set within the context of other "Small Stuff" architecture projects, the series of three, sequentially sized curvilinear benches carved from solid block of limestone allow for "far greater experimentation in form, materials, and construction methods."  Link to the article online.

Cougar Pride video

May 09, 2015 by metalab

Jim Isermann was just in Houston for the opening reception of Cougar Pride, a outdoor public artwork at the new UH Stadium. We unleashed the drone and got overhead where the legibility of the mega text can be read. Nice views of downtown from up there!



May 01, 2015 by metalab

The 2014 International Journal of Interior Architecture + Spatial Design (ii) Volume III features "Continuous Tension" by Andrew Vrana. Conceptualizated as a reinterprestation of avant garde architect Frederick Kielser's Grotto for Meditaiton, New Harmony Grotto is chronicled in the article from intial concept design, to the digital fabrication process and final installation.  View the full article here.


April 22, 2015 by metalab

Cloud Code & Memory Cloud are both featured in the peer-reviewed 2013 TxA Interactive Conference Proceedings. Held during the Texas Society of Architects 74th Annual Convention and Design Expo, the conference chose to focus on discussions of all things digital in the field of architecture.  View full article here.

Chroma Booster Completed

April 17, 2015 by metalab

Water and power service have been connected to Chroma Booster by Matthew Geller in El Paso at the new baseball stadium.  About 60' tall, the "cloud generator" emits mist and water with programmable LEDs in the new plaza.

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