The Sum of its Parts
University of Houston, Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design
100 sqm
On View
March 6 - April 1, 2023
Exhibition Team
Rachel Chan, Harbin Cheung, Ashel Jaimon, Jonathan Kappil, Trang Ly, Luis Martinez, Kirsten Sagun, and Stephanie Yanez
Student Work
Gabriela Acosta, Austin Baldwin, Zachary Basham, Apollo Brown, Jr Camarena, Rachel Chan, Alan Chen, Harbin Cheung, Trace Chitwood, James Cooper II, Gabriel DeLa Torre, Jose Ferrer, Hector Garcia, Arturo Gonzalez, Danna Gonzalez, Jesus Guillen, Michael Ibay,  Ashel Jaimon, Jonathan Kappil, Fatima Khan, Luis Martinez, Pierce Mercer, Lauren Meyer, Jose Rivera, Gaston Rueda, Umme Salma, Fernando Sanchez, Micah Saunders, Constance Teng, Nolan Tidwell, Luis Torres, Alan Tran, Dana Truong, Omar Vasquez, and Stephanie Yanez
Graphic Design
IM Burrow
Photography by
Leonid Furminsky
Supported by
Undergraduate Architecture Program University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design, Revels Blocks & Bricks Co. Inc., and Gebr. Faller Gmbh
The Sum of its Parts brings together three collections of work from an undergraduate research studio inspired by the Swiss theme code of New Glarus. The exhibition features fourteen study models and fourteen corner assembly models built using found model kit parts of alpine buildings, as well as seven drawings of chalet elements and fourteen drawings of their respective arrangements. By representing the Swiss chalet through different means the work shows that learning from New Glarus goes beyond Swiss or American architecture; the Sum of its Parts explores a design methodology for the multiple and evolving forms of a significant building type.
The work shown is by students from the Spring 2022 architecture studio, Learning from New Glarus, and the exhibition design began in a Fall 2023 seminar
The Sum of its Parts