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IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century


IASS Symposium 2016

SESSION: Teaching Shell & Spatial Structures

Understanding the Critical Role of Materiality in Academia through Design-Build Projects

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  • Proceedings Name: IASS 2016 Tokyo Symposium: Spatial Structures in the 21st Century
  • ISSN: (Electronic Version) 2518-6582
  • Session: Teaching Shell & Spatial Structures
  • Pages: 9
  • Title: Understanding the Critical Role of Materiality in Academia through Design-Build Projects
  • Author(s): Mauricio Soto-Rubio, Cornelia Turney
  • Keywords: design build, lightweight structures, active bending, fabrication, plywood, materiality, academia, pavilion, community engagement, experimentation, learning by doing
Abstract
This paper examines the importance of considering the behavioural properties of construction materials in the process of developing architecture projects in academia and it interrogates the pedagogic effectiveness of design-build projects in architecture schools. To illustrate this idea, the paper showcases the active-bending plywood research pavilion developed at the University of Calgary during the fall semester of 2015.

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