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1 Today before we examine your ‘structures’ project, a review summing up what has been discussed so far.

2 From the first lecture : For a few years a lot of attention was given to the (then) new Fractal Geometry and its possible implications for architecture. In recent years we have given much thought to the implications and possibilities of computer aided design and manufacturing. In this term it is proposed we continue in this vein. We will look at form giving/form finding approaches through the ages in the introductory phase of the course, and focus later on on the digital methods applied widely these days. Students are encouraged to come up with a form-giving, form-finding project that they can realize, either in a manually fabricated model, or by one of the three digitally driven systems that are at our disposal in the the School: the laser cutter, the CNC router and the ice robot. There will be lectures which will draw on materials covered in previous years; there will be readings of appropriate material, and there will be a midterm exam. Instead of a final exam there will be a final project assignment.

3 Arch 528-outline-1-2.docx Assigment-1 due next Monday Seasonally relevant construction exercise: A fabric reinforced, self-supporting ice shell. Taking advantage of the cold weather (which will last till Saturday according to the latest weather forecast: Use a stretchy piece of fabric, and model it some 3D fashion, letting it free hang over a round edge like a garbage can or propping it up by a few sticks or a balloon, and let it freee outside. Photograph the process and the final structure, and discuss your results in class next Monday.

4 Assigment 2 The sugar cube assigment Presentation: The power of heightThe power of height A failed tower in Cartagena Colombiafailed tower Assigment 3 DESIGN MOTIVATIONS - how people have given shape to structure in the past and why, and how to give shape to structures today and why Assigment 4 Interpret Breughel’s Tower of Babel using this zoomable picture: babel/bAGKOdJfvfAhYQ?projectId=art-projecthttp://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/asset-viewer/the-tower-of- babel/bAGKOdJfvfAhYQ?projectId=art-project On the next two slides student names with columns yet to be filled out of assigments done or yet to be done.

5 Bouverne, Romain Caron, Elizabeth Fillion Lapointe, Guillaume Gravier, Frédérique Jia, Shi-Yang Khairallah, Jennifer Koenekoop, Josh Leung, Winsy Sanche, Marianne Al-Sehail, Osama Chang, Julia Lemaire, Lucie Manu Sharma, Martin, Hayley 1234 project Al-Sehail, Osama project topic: Chang, Julia Lemaire, Lucie Manu Sharma Martin, Hayley Caron, Elizabeth Fillion Lapointe, Guillaume

6 Bouverne, Romain Project topic Gravier, Frédérique Jia, Shi-Yang Khairallah, Jennifer Koenekoop, Josh Leung, Winsy Paquet, Manon Sanche, Marianne


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