This course explores the science of stuff. How do we classify stuff? How do we build with stuff? What are the energy, health, and societal implications of stuff? And what does the future of stuff look like? The goal of this course is to enable students to understand the near- and long-term implications of architectural materials and how to leverage this knowledge in environmental building design. The course is lecture- and discussion-based with a series of hands-on exercises and design workshops.
This course is the fourth of four modules (6121, 6122, 6125, & 6126) and constitutes part of the core curriculum in architecture and the Master of Design in Energy and Environments.