suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
ramiro DIAZ-GRANADOS and heather FLOOD: c-hub, or central hub, is a 19 ft. diameter table that is designed to serve a range of cultural, social, academic, and administrative needs of the school. with this in mind, the project was framed within the following conceptual bookends: 1) to behave within a well-defined range of individual to collective performance criteria and 2) to employ contemporary fabrication methods in order to increase organizational intelligence, programmatic capabilities and sensual delights.
chub is comprised of 11 individual tables, or chubbies, that come together to form one large surface or that can be reconfigured in the space according to sci-arc’s needs. chub is completely wired. the individual tables plug into a central core that contains a computer, power, and data lines. 11 bright green conduit strips radiate out from the central core to provide power and usb outlets to the individual tables. the usb outlets connect to the central computer which is in turn is connected to two wall-mounted flat screens. chub is also a descriptive term for the project’s morphological and material properties. like a quality ping-pong paddle it promotes a “good feel.”
an opening reception for c-hub will be held at sci-arc on january 25th , 2008 from 7 to 9pm.