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Joel Lamere Presents Lost House @ACADIA

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Joel Lamere Presents Lost House @ACADIA

By UM News
Assistant Professor Joel Lamere presented the project Lost House at The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) conference in late October. The project, a temporary installation sited in Boston during 2018-2019, was designed, fabricated, and installed through his practice GLD, a collaboration with U-SoA faculty member Cynthia Gunadi. Professor Lamere presented the work in three simultaneous guises, reflecting the complex mix of audiences that Architecture must always address. Lost House is at once about disciplinary formal interests, intractable societal injustices, and innovative digital fabrication techniques. The computational research, of particular interest to the ACADIA audience, focused on hybridizing off-the-shelf dimensional lumber with parametrically-defined nodes to transform ubiquitous light wood framing systems. For its accomplishments, ACADIA, the premier conference for computational design in architecture, recognized Lost House as runner-up in the 2019 Autodesk Emerging Research Awards Projects category, marking it in the top few among the hundreds of peer-reviewed submissions to this year’s conference.