Asee peer logo

The Importance Of Material Investigations In The Context Of The Architectural Design Studio Three Case Studies

Download Paper |

Conference

2006 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Chicago, Illinois

Publication Date

June 18, 2006

Start Date

June 18, 2006

End Date

June 21, 2006

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Teaching Innovation in Architectural Engineering I

Tagged Division

Architectural

Page Count

24

Page Numbers

11.1303.1 - 11.1303.24

DOI

10.18260/1-2--1366

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/1366

Download Count

177

Request a correction

Paper Authors

author page

Franca Trubiano Georgia Institute of Technology

Download Paper |

Abstract
NOTE: The first page of text has been automatically extracted and included below in lieu of an abstract

The Importance of Material Investigations in the Context of the Architectural Design Studio - Three Case Studies.

Abstract

The teaching of architectural design is greatly enriched by a pedagogy which promotes the rigorous apprehension of the knowledge of materials. Students who directly engage the physical, tectonic and constructional limits of a range of building materials are successful in developing advanced designs which demonstrate an understanding of architectural characteristics such as measure, weight, structure and texture. This paper offers as evidence the results of three different design exercises undertaken in the context of a design studio, each of which problematized the issue of architectural materials. The first was concerned with the exclusive use of concrete in the design of a large scale public building; the second was directed at the use of traditional building materials for producing material studies with innovative surficial manipulations and tectonic joints; and the last was defined by the adoption of a single material in the construction of a full scale design-build installation.

Fig 1. Material Study; insertion and compression of a sheet of galvanized metal within the edge of a solid plank of maple. Fig. 2 Material Study; rolled and polished bent steel plate. Fig 3 Detail of Paper Tube Installation; horizontally stacked hollow cardboard tubes. Fig. 4 Detail of Paper Tube Installation: vertically arranged hollow cardboard tubes.

Trubiano, F. (2006, June), The Importance Of Material Investigations In The Context Of The Architectural Design Studio Three Case Studies Paper presented at 2006 Annual Conference & Exposition, Chicago, Illinois. 10.18260/1-2--1366

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2006 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015