Material Syntax


This course will explore design at multiple scales. Building from the micro-structure of material, the process of materialization to the functioning form, this course will challenge students to design an experimental façade building component at full scale. Conceived of as a hands-on concise design project of a façade element (3DP masonry component), the course will look at Making as an emergent and non-linear design process through direct engagement with additive material processes. 

Operating as a small experimental micro-studio, the course will consist of introductory/foundational lectures followed by weekly design crits and hands-on experimentation with digital clay 3D printing. This course has been developed as part of a research collaboration with MasonryWorx into innovative masonry components.