CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course provides interesting insights into a building constructed as a showcase for a range of residential building products. The course examines the approach adopted to make a structure of this type appear like a real home rather than a tradeshow pavilion or museum. Course material includes a descriptive text, pictures, technical and construction-detail drawings as well as in-scale spatial-layout drawings providing clear information on the technologies and material used to realize an iconic architectural design. After completing the course, you will be able to explain how plaster can also be used in unconventional buildings, and envisage possible new uses for this material in your own work.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Analyze the structural and finishing materials adopted for the exteriors and interiors and explain why they are appropriate to the context.
- Assess how the designers have played with forms to create an innovative and intriguing exhibition space.
- Define the way daylight has been used as a function of the spatial layout.
- Identify the design strategies adopted to create innovative ways of using space.