Modelmaking in architectural space production : studio interactions in the material and the digital realm

Moustaka, A ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3039-7315 2020, 'Modelmaking in architectural space production : studio interactions in the material and the digital realm' , AMPS Proceedings Series 18.1. Experiential Design – Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments. Florida State University, USA. 16–17 January 2020, 18 (1) , pp. 176-181.

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Abstract

This paper will question and reposition what traditional model making practices in architectural education have enabled and how the transition to digital model making ultimately also means a paradigm shift in the ways we produce, manufacture, design, use and experience architecture. To do so, I will argue that the shift that has taken place in architectural production from physical model making to using digital means of fabrication has not only created a shift in the way architecture is produced but also a shift in the type of architecture produced. I begin by arguing that the change of medium from the physicality of a material to the terrain of a virtual environment, is at first glance a simple change of medium, a change in the tools and techniques used. But because it involves a different type of interaction, a different effect is produced. The paper investigates examples from student work and concludes that the physical handling of matter informs the development of ideas in architectural and design education in a different way than the engagement with a digital tool because of the different experience the software affords and because of the different embodied experience that an object’s materiality offers.

Item Type: Article
Contributors: Lester, Ellyn (Editor)
Schools: Schools > School of the Built Environment
Journal or Publication Title: AMPS Proceedings Series 18.1. Experiential Design – Rethinking relations between people, objects and environments. Florida State University, USA. 16–17 January 2020
Publisher: Architecture Media Politics Society (AMPS)
ISSN: 2398-9467
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Depositing User: Athena Moustaka
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 14:25
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 11:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/58955

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