This studio will focus on researching and developing a repertoire of specific design techniques. Technique talks about ways of making, and emphasises the capabilities and constraints of particular tools and materials. This studio argues that architectural relationships between form, structure, program, site and a user’s experience and understanding of a building are fundamentally established by design techniques. In this studio we will start with techniques, and from them derive architectural value and understanding.
Throughout the semester there will be an emphasis on experimentation, design through making and the production of rich and beautiful drawings and models, incorporating the use of rapid prototyping equipment. Weekly sessions will range from hands-on tuition in digital and other techniques, intensive workshops and critical discussions and design reviews. This studio suits students who like experiments, challenges, like to make things and are not afraid in the use of software.
MADA MATERIAL & PROCESSES LAB ARC 2002 Studio Leader/ Dr.Tim Schork Studio Times/ Thursdays, 1.30-4.30pm & 5-8pm