Topic Materials

exhibition

Life Cycle Design

The built environment is not only the culprit of major energy consumption and CO2 emissions worldwide, its construction also uses up the majority of material resources of our planet. Yet we continue to evaluate building efficiency largely based on energy consumption, ignoring embodied energy, CO2…

exhibition dates: OCT 8 – NOV 11, 2012

Martin Bechthold, Curator

exhibition

Building Geometry: Mathematical Models and the History of Surface

The visualization of complex surface geometry common in contemporary architectural practice and pedagogy has a history prior to its appearance as a product of contemporary digital tools. The methods of geometric analysis developed in the nineteenth century by mathematicians such as Gaspard Monge (1746–1818) in…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAR 12, 2012

Andrew Witt, Curator

Research

MudWorks

MudWorks is a design-build installation and exhibition demonstrating the potential of building with raw earth.

Research

Spring 2012

exhibition

Ceramic Futures 1.0: Robotic Fabrication for Daylighting Design

The customization of architectural components has long been a core issue in the design and production of architecture. Today’s environmentally performative buildings rely more than ever on the fabrication of highly individualized components. This trend is most prominent in contemporary building envelope systems. Architectural ceramics,…

exhibition dates: APR 27, 2016 – JUN 27, 2010

Martin Bechthold, Curator

exhibition

Concrete in the Landscape: 3 Sites|3 Projects

Peter Rose's exhibit used video, line drawings, renderings, and physical models to show how concrete is placed in the landscape to shape building spaces while also capturing and focusing energies essential to each of three very different sites. Used for its robust material qualities and…

exhibition dates: MAR 13 – APR 22, 2009

Peter Rose, Curator