Where Is The Architecture Button

By Rahul Ghera | Oct 21, 2015

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This past Friday, October 16th, Brown University featured “The Prototype,” an exhibition showcasing “the design process,” specifically geared around technology we use in our everyday lives. Work completed by Connie Wang, Hanson Cheng and Ana Christina Baquerizo during an Advanced Studio supervised by Nathan King, was selected to be part of the show.

 

“Where is the Architecture Button,” an intense study completed within 6 weeks, focuses on a facade design proposal, explored via Grasshopper, DIVA, and digital fabrication. The students selected MIT’s Media Lab as a case study for its variability in programmatic elements read through the elevation of the building. The team designed a façade through an exploration of extruding clay. As they prototyped methods of extruding, a device had to be designed in order to extrude the clay at a certain rate in the X, Y, and Z, axis, essentially 3D printing it. The building of the control box was completed in collaboration with Emily Matteson, an Electrical Engineering student at Brown University.

The clay mixture had to meet standards of consistency and curing speed in order to work well with the 3D printing process. The group used a special mix of porcelain and sand called CV90, produced by RISD’s ceramics department. The extrusions were laid out in a specific manner allowing a certain amount of daylight in through the facade, based on the program happening behind it.

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Graham Rice, www.gricecraft.com, 2018 M.Arch,
Hanson Cheng, www.hansoncheng.com, 2016 B.Arch,
Rakhshaan Qazi, www.rakhshaanqazi.com, B.Arch 2016,
Taryn Sabia, urbancharrette.org, 2006 M.Arch
William Kimmerle, williamjkimmerle.com, 2011 M.Arch
Alyssa M. Saltzgaber, alyssamurasaki.info, 2012 B.Arch
Alex Diaz, alexdiaz.us, 2013 M.Arch
Beau Johnson, beaubjohnson.tumblr.com, 2013 M.Arch
Burgess Voshell, burgessvoshell.com, 2013 M.Arch
Camila Morales, portfolios.risd.edu/camilamorales, 2013 M.Arch
Dan Laster, danlaster.com, 2013 M.Arch
Eugenia Yu, eugeniayu.com, 2013 M.Arch
J. Harley Nalley, j-harley-nalley.tumblr.com, 2013 M.Arch
Jim Bogle, jimbogle.com, 2013 M.Arch
Kyle Kiser, kyle-kiser.com, 2013 M.Arch
Maxwell Dehne, mldehne.com, 2013 M.Arch
Royce Bixby, roycebixby.com, 2013 M.Arch
Adria Boynton, cargocollective.com/adriaboynton, 2014 B.Arch
John Mars, john-mars.com, 2014 B.Arch
Nathaniel Vice, nathanielvice.com, 2014 B.Arch
Nicole Wiznitzer, nicolewiznitzer.com, 2014 B.Arch
Peeraya Suphasidh, suphasidh.com, 2014 B.Arch
Sonny Lee, sonny-lee.com, 2014 B.Arch
Nicole Marple, cargocollective.com/marple, 2014 M.Arch
Lucy Siyao Liu, liulucy.com, 2015 B.Arch
Matthew Bohne, portfolios.risd.edu/mbohne, 2015 B.Arch
Matthew Solomon, behance.net/MAS, 2015 B.Arch
Timothy Dobday, cargocollective.com/timothydobday, 2015 B.Arch
Emily Yen, emilysingeryen.com , 2015 M.Arch
Feijiao Huo, huofeijiao.com, 2015 M.Arch
Julian Uribe, julian-uribe.com, 2015 M.Arch
Malcolm Rio, malcolmrio.com, 2015 M.Arch
Natalie Kruch, nataliekruch.com, 2015 M.Arch
Rory Stevens, redesign-studios.com, 2015 M.Arch
Sina Almassi, sinaalmassi.com, 2015 M.Arch
Brandon Wang, wangbrandon.com, 2016 B.Arch
Xinru Liu, cargocollective.com/xinruliu, 2016 B.Arch
Christopher Beck, christophergbeck.com, 2016 M.Arch

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