Student:

 Fridberg, Jonathan
Marcantoni, Jared

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 Fisk, Andrea
Fink, Thomas

 

Anderson, Michael
Martin. Thad

Dorr, Erin
Oster, Emily

 

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A46 ARCH 435D - Fall 2011

Pavers are a powerful resource as a hardscape that can mediate the interaction between people and their surrounding landscape. They also offer a sustainable alternative by potentially minimizing heat island effect by using light colors, reusing recyclable materials in its mix and reducing the water run-off by increasing the permeability of the ground. The ultimate goal of this course is to design and produce a set of repeatable units to generate an artificial topography capable of modifying our interaction with the ground.

 

The seminar focuses on the in-depth understanding and development of ideas based on the technical, experiential, and aesthetic exploration of one material, concrete, into a specific application, pavers. Students design unit/s and explore different pattern-making options. The goal is to make pieces able to be lifted up by a single person to create a man-made topography. Students learn about the material itself as well as the act of construction, assemblage and mass production.

 

Students:

Anderson, Michael

Bartlett, Seth

Dorr, Erin

Fant, Kyle

Fink, Thomas

Fisk, Andrea

Fridberg, Jonathan

Kim, Sangyoon

Marcantoni, Jared

Martin, Thad

Oster, Emily

Peoples, Kelly