Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Joseph Choma developed the geometry of the overlap zone of the reach of two arms for Ted Krueger's sensory research.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


A four legged deformed geodesic sphere constructed out of one folded sheet.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Contested Boundaries

Joseph Choma challenges the dialogue between the inner and outer boundaries.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


The boundary of a cube is redefined with a volume packed geodesic order, which is embedded with fan vault modules.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Housing Concept Published by eVolo

Joseph Choma's design machine housing concept based on variations and mutations of the Klein Bottle topology was honored a Special Mention in the eVolo 07 Housing Competition. The competition entry was published in eVolo's first bi-annual magazine issue in 2009.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

VISIONS: 9th International Beyond Media Festival in Florence, Italy

Joseph Choma | architectuREdefined was one of 21 emerging architectural practices included in the film Wide Eyed produced by Evidently in the VISIONS: 9th International Beyond Media Festival in Florence, Italy from July 9th-17th. Other 20 practices included in the film: Alex Haw | Atmos, Alisa Andrasek | Biothing, Carlos M Mediero & Gabriela Sanz | CG ARCHITECTS, Claudia Pasquero & Marco Poletto | ecoLogic Studio, Ed Keller | AUM Studio, Elif Erdine, Emmanuel Ruffo | R(e)thinking Architecture, Eva Christina Sommeregger, Florencia Pita | MOD, Jeroen van Ameijde | AA Digital LAB, Kawamura Ganjavian, Kristof Crolla, Lab[au], Lawrence Friesen, Open Systems, Oyler Wu Collaborative, Philip Beesley, Robert Mezquiti | Studio Autoforma ATX, Supermanoeuvre, Yiorgos Artopoulos.

The exhibit was published in the August 2009 Design Exchange Magazine. This September, Architectural Record will be publishing an article on the Wide Eyed exhibit.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Joseph Choma's animation composed of mathematical variations of a Klein Bottle topology.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thought Experiment

An inviting bench… when a person sits, the bench catches them, then as the mass of the person combined with gravity pushes down on the bench, the bench reacts as though it has been attacked. Its dynamic tessellation thrust up and wraps around them. They are no longer on the bench but rather within the bench. As they stand up, their mass is released, releasing the added tension on the bench, the bench releases them as it opens up and un-confines them.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Peri-personal Space

Joseph Choma developed the geometry of peripersonal space for Ted Krueger's sensory research.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Having a Conversation with Architecture

Joseph Choma's Thesis at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Reactive intelligent architecture which adapts and transforms in real time, has the ability to become an extension of one's body and can be shared with the embodiments of others. Architecture of this nature is not purely servile but also initiates the cybernetic conversation between man and machine and the rest of the world. Machine initiated conversations through responsive systems stimulate a less predictable, and more unconscious, and instinctive interaction. Epistemic analysis of these behaviors reveals new defining thresholds about individual embodiments of personal space.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Porous City

Joseph Choma recently has been selected as a short-listed entry in the Porous City Competition in Bangalore, India. The competition asked participants to design a human powered mobile transformable cultural space.The project was included in the Spirited Caravans exhibition in Bangalore, India from July 12th-20th.

Saturday, March 21, 2009


Joseph Choma and Ted Krueger collected data to help define the geometry of peri-personal space.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Iraq Memorial

Joseph Choma was a Top Juror's Selection for the Iraq Memorial.

Ann Wolfe,
(Curator of Exhibitions and Collections, Nevada Museum of Art) commented, "Metaphorical references to inflection, wind, and erosion are important to this artist’s interventionist mark making. Inflexion would be an elegant scar on the surface of the earth that recalls the land-based practices of Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Morris, and Robert Smithson. Inflexion refers to the power of man to effect change, while suggesting that such alteration is also subject to natural forces beyond human control."

Monday, January 19, 2009

eVolo 09 Skyscraper Competition

Skyscraper designed by Joseph Choma (New York, USA), engineered by Andrea Mencharelli (Milan, Italy)