Design students create bony wooden creature menagerie

A herd of bony dinosaurs and other creatures created by students in a Texas A&M sophomore design studio invaded the College of Architecture’s Langford Atrium this fall providing a fanciful setting for the amusement of passersby.

The elaborately fashioned wooden sculptures were fabricated from pieces cut on a CNC router at the college’s Digital Fabrication Facility, aka the Architecture Ranch, as a studio project led by Mark Clayton, professor of architecture, and Gabriela Campagnol, assistant professor of architecture. The students scanned pieces from smaller toy models, then using computer-aided design software, the enlarged models were cut on the router.

posted November 10, 2011