Materiality & Space 3

This third sequential course in Materiality & Space focuses upon processes suggested by the distinct intention, application, and detailing of materials themselves. Through a series of projects, creative uses and innovative combination of methods, tectonics, research, performances, and synthesis are explored. Students will study the quality of inhabitance, where the dimension of the interior affects the body's senses, such as the sound of space, movement through space, and the materiality of space. The course also highlights the evolving breadth of sustainable "green" building design through methods of representation, life cycle of spatial systems, research, and issues of recycling. This puts into perspective, student's role as designers within the larger context of the global environment. Through the realization of studio projets, the class will examine the characteristics associated with systems, materials and the endless possiblities to reinterpret their meanings in order to create new relationships.