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New Materials in Architecture: A Pedagogical Approach to Materials by Design

April 28, 2020 @ 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

April 28, 2020

11 AM EDT / 3 PM GMT


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
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April 28, 2020
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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