The annual Cevisama fair is the largest exhibition of ceramics and terracotta in the world, and this year a team of students from the Harvard Graduate School of Design’s Material Processes and Systems Group (MaP+S) are presenting what Architect’s Newspaper called “one of the most advanced and exciting projects in the entire fair.”
The Material Processes and Systems (MaPS) group at Harvard University has been experimenting. Protoceramics is an ongoing project geared toward producing novel material formations with a special interest in tectonic performance.
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.
MDes students Jared Friedman, Olga Mesa and Hea Min Kim (all MDes in Technology ’15) have married age-old ceramic materials with modern processes to create beautiful, innovative building surfaces. Their work caught the attention of Wired.
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…