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Designing with (Computational) Materials

As part of their second-year design studio project, students used 3-D modeling software and numerically controlled fabrication technologies to design and build full scale mock-ups of a portion of their design studio projects: a wall for an “enoteca” or wine shop.

The results are not traditional architectural "models," but full-scale prototypes enabling students to experiment and design with the geometric and material constraints derived from contemporary computational design and fabrication techniques.  

The two-week exercise, conducted by Penn State Professor of Architecture Daniel Cardoso Llach in collaboration with Eric Sutherland, Stuckeman Practitioner Instructor; and Jamie Heilman, Stuckeman School digital fabrication and specialized technologies coordinator, was on display in the Stuckeman Building's mezzanine earlier this fall.

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