Topic Fabrication

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GSD duo designs tiny houses for cross-Harvard startup

Harvard-based startup Getaway is tapping into the “tiny house movement,” and a Harvard Graduate School of Design pair is embracing the creative challenges of designing Getaway’s star attraction: so-called “tiny houses” available for vacation rental. 

Aug 8, 2015

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Innovation from Tradition: Ceramic Materials Formations

Students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design teamed up with the Harvard Ceramics Program to design innovative techniques for ceramic materials. Led by Leire Asensio-Villoria, lecturer in architecture and landscape architecture, and DDes candidate Felix Raspall, the “Ceramic Materials Formations” exhibition at Gallery 224 in Allston showcased the students' exploration of fabrication techniques and the behavior of different ceramic materials. 

Mar 5, 2015

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Ceramic Materials Formations now on view

Innovation fosters collaboration, and at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design important and exciting cross-university dialogues are always taking place. Leire Asensio-Villoria’s “Ceramic Materials Formations” exhibition is a case in point. 

Feb 10, 2015

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Deans Design Challenge bounce

Encouraged by placing 1st Runner-up in the inaugural Dean's Design Challenge last May, Wendy Fok (DDes candidate) and her team have gone full steam ahead to bring their innovative Resilient Modular Systems to the world market. 

Oct 7, 2014

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Bending light: the GSD/Wyss Institute collaboration

The GSD and the Wyss Institute Adaptive Material Technologies platform have unveiled their first jointly developed patent pending system: the Dynamic Daylight Control System. The new prototypes have the potential to revolutionize building lighting systems with dramatic environmental and economic impacts.

Sep 4, 2014

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Material Performances: Fibrous Tectonics

“In one philosophy one thinks of form or design as primarily conceptual or cerebral, something to be generated as a pure thought in isolation from the messy world of matter and energy. Once conceived, a design can be given a physical form by simply imposing…

exhibition dates: JAN 27 – MAR 23, 2014

Achim Menges, Curator