Thinking as Doing
Spring 2005, Undergraduate Design Studio, Bachelor of Architecture
Instructor: Luis Boza, Associate Professor in Architecture
Project Team: Brian A. Carlson, Charles F. Cerria, John W. Darrow, Christopher P. Hartel, Cassandra J. Howard, Daniel T. Jacobeen, Michael S. Kirby II, Joseph A. Kraus, Allison G. O’Neill, Alberto J. Parjus Jr., Arthur T. Rollin, Michael R. Summers
Based on digital and technological advancements and the introduction of new design and fabrication tools to architecture, a new way of design thinking has emerged resulting in new ways to express ideas and create and fabricate meaningful designed objects and environments. As a result, digital fabrication technologies are narrowing the gap between representation and building, between digital design and making. Designers now have the ability to move seamlessly between the two processes, allowing one to inform the other, changing the way we think about making. But how do these design methodologies and fabrication techniques inform the experiential?
This intention of this installation was 1) to exploit its affectual qualities through the installations multiple viewpoints 2) find a seamless connection between the designer and the finished product via parametric modeling software 3) address the “essence of architecture” throughout the extent design AND production process the use of a “file-to-factory process”.