In recent years, materials have emerged as a focus of architectural pedagogy. Beyond teaching students to think of materials in architecture as part of the design process, the ambition here is bolder: To design architecture means to design materials. Conversely, materials in architecture should not be thought of as a matter of choice, as from a catalog, but rather as an explicit design objective. This webinar examines a framework for a pedagogical approach to materials by design. Topics include:
Tools and resources to support teaching materials in architecture
Innovative concepts, backed by actual student projects, to demonstrate the value and power of a materials-based approach to design in architecture
Who should attend?
Educators in architecture, architectural engineering, multidisciplinary materials courses/projects and sustainable development