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PRÊT-À-PLIER
ΑΣ, ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN, GENERAL KNOWLEDGE SPECIALIZATION
Elective at semester(s) 6, 8, ECTS:
Taught in: Greek, Not available to ERASMUS students
Cognitive Fields (2005/36/EU): Architectural Design, Fine Arts, Building Technology.
Generic Competences: Ability to adapt to and act in new situations and cope under pressure, Ability to work in a team, Ability to promote free, creative and inductive thinking.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

[Application, Synthesis]

The invention and fabrication of a kinetic material system applicable as small scale architectural surface.

SUBJECT

In the current digital architecture research agenda, surface is investigated as a responsive, adaptive, interactive, and flexible entity. This new kind of surface calibration that accentuates its responsiveness focuses upon a microscopic rearticulating of its texture. Surface texturing towards kinetic behavior and interactivity has revamped the relation between architecture and the ancient craft of textiles. Folding becomes again relevant in the frame of transformable surface tessellations that often reuse and remix standard origami patterns.

ASSESSMENT

The course includes a series of lectures and desk crits following the prototype development. Students are evaluated for the production of physical prototype (60%) and the documentation of the research and fabrication process (40%).

COMPULSORY BIBLIOGRAPHY

Garcia, Μ. (2006) Architextiles. AD. Volume 76, Issue 6. Wiley

Semper, G. (1862, 2004)  Style in the Technical and tectonic Arts; or Practical Aesthetics. Getty Publications

Vyzoviti, S. (2011) Soft Shells-Porous and Deployable Architectural Screens. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers

Vyzoviti, S. (2010)"Methodological shifts: the textile as retro-novel paradigm". In Agathidis, A and Schillig, G (eds) Performative Geometries. Amsterdam: BIS Publishers. pp.108-113

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Blaisse, P. (2009) Inside Outside Reveiling. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers

Krüger, S. (2009) Textile Architecture | Textile Architektur.Jovis

KEYWORDS

architecture, textiles, surface kinematics, digital materiality