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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

News

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

Lecture

Colloquium: Wood Urbanism

From under-considered thermal properties to emerging manufacturing possibilities to forestry regimes to larger ecosystem and…

Lecture

Sep 25, 2014

02:00PM07:00PM

Lecture

Free and open to the public

News

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

Research

Horizon House

First Prize Winner of the 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition Designed by…

Research

Mark Mulligan and Kiel Moe, Faculty Advisors

Spring 2014

exhibition

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

exhibition

Innovating Ceramics: the future of architectural applications

Computer-aided design, manufacturing, and engineering (CAD/CAM/CAE) technologies are increasingly integrated into many aspects of design and construction. ‘Digital Fabrication’ has been deeply embedded in today’s architectural discourse, has enabled new modes of practice, and has informed design pedagogy on a global scale. Whether driven by…

exhibition dates: FEB 26 – APR 11, 2014