CRITIC / STEPHANIE BAYARD
COMPLETED / FALL 2012
A series of material studies investigated the properties and tested the performative limities or boundaries of building matter. Material investigations of scalar relationships, aggregate systems and structure and envelope seeks an understanding of how material properties and techniques of manipulatoin can be employed to generate intricate, multivalent spatial conditions.
Material properties including flexibility, memory, strength, and transparency, are manipulated through a range of analog and digital tools and techniques to generate serial unitized proto-architectonic models that explore a range of spatial relationships including gradient progressions from surface to volume, structure to skin, and enclosure to aperture. These formal investigations of aggregation and assembly are understood as studies of the potentials of emerging design and fabrication technologies and their role in the production of architecture.