ARC 605-2

ARC 605-2– MATERIAL CULTURE: PULP

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Course No.: 10210

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Fall

Location: Parker – 18

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday

Meeting Time: 2:00PM - 7:50PM

Faculty: Rafailidis

This studio will explore the architectural and structural potential of paper casting. A range of humble materials, from cotton to recycled paper, will be used. Traditional methods of paper making and paper casting will be learned and expanded upon using strategic, experimental tactics. Students will fabricate material swatches, scale models, and ultimately make a full-scale or partial cast paper enclosure or structure. Underlying each student project, the aim of the studio is to encourage students to develop habits of working that are resourceful, inventive, that produce little waste, and that lead to a form of architecture that is temporary, without a negative ecological impact. The studio will be supported by ARC 550, the technical methods seminar, which will offer “how to” guidance in working with pulp and fibers to cast structural and architectural paper elements.