Advanced Studio Update: Luminous Structures

By Erin Graham | Nov 04, 2015

Students from Jonathan Knowles’ Luminous Structures studio presented their mid-semester work to critics from RISD, Brown, and Saint-Gobain’s North American affiliate, CertainTeed, who is sponsoring the semester-long studio. Working in pairs, the ten students built a human-sized lightbox. Each group used one wall to test strategies for bringing light into the cube and to the opposite wall. Assembled, the different elements create a device that is as sculptural as it is functional. Discussions centered around the performance of the sunlighting devices, materiality, and the potential for these strategies when multiplied over a large scale. Moving forward, the students will be collaborating with Saint-Gobain’s researchers and material experts in order to refine and expand the potential applications of the various luminous strategies. AS: Luminous Structures 2 AS: Luminous Structures 3AS: Luminous Structures AS: Luminous Structures 4 AS: Luminous Structures 5

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Advanced Studio Update – Climate Change Museum

By Erin Graham | Mar 17, 2015

As a warm up for Anne Tate and Nadine Gerdts’s Climate Change Museum advanced studio, students grappled with how to convey a message about climate change in a temporary installation. Pier 26 on the Hudson River in New York became a stage for participatory art and powerful event spaces. Each student created their own program, continue reading…

Advanced Studio Update – Archaeologies of the Future Museum

By Heather Sun | Mar 16, 2015

A collaborative studio lead by Demetra Katsota (University of Patras) and Hansy Better (RISD) asks, How can a country reinvent itself? Can a building be a manifestation of new ideas to bring about positive change to a place? The studio looks at present Athens, Greece through the lens of a foreigner and a local citizen. Two architectural continue reading…

Spring 2017 Events

  • February 23, 6:30 PM Brett Schneider, Guy Nordenson and Associates & RISD Architecture
  • March 2, 6:30 PM at RISD Auditorium Petra Blaisse, Inside Outside, Hosted with INTAR, Textiles, RISD Museum
  • February 27, 6:30 PM Jeanette Kuo, Karamuk*Kuo
  • March 13, 6:30 PM Allan Wexler, Allan Wexler Studio, Hosted with ID
  • March 16, 6:30 PM Jarrett Walker, Jarrett Walker + Associates
  • April 3, 6:30 PM Kunle Adeyemi, NLÉ, Yoder Lecture
  • April 24, 6:30 PM Nader & Katie Faulkner, NADAAA, Shoemaker Lecture
  • May 11, 6:30 PM Shumi Bose, Central Saint Martins & Architectural Association

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