Parametric Space & Material Systems

September 2017 to December 2017
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The ParaMat studio offers students the opportunity to become immersed in digital capabilities not as production tools but as design media. The studio offers an introductory exploration of computational design by instilling an awareness of structures, processes and opportunities necessary to develop a design practice inclusive of computational strategies and techniques.

Particular emphasis is placed on the relationships between parametric and material systems. Through the course project sequence, the studio will aim to nurture two distinct exploratory environments. The first, Parametric Space will focus on the exploration of the abstract structures and processes used to defi ne and characterize parametric models and systems. The second, Material Systems, will place physical and tangible materials and their associated ways of making at the center of an exploration of form, material and performance.