Materiality Lab

Sandra Karina Loschke
Spring 2012

In line with contemporary and trans-historical correspondences, the studio set out to reinvent sheet materials (plywood and glass-fibre-reinforced concrete panels) in the light of new digital technologies. Pursuing the idea of materiality as an ‘active force’, students designed a series of cross-scalar prototypes that developed material standards which can be applied at various scales and in different contexts through prototype-adaptations. These prototypes varied to operate at the scale of a detail, a piece of furniture, a room/or pavilion as well as more complex building systems.