Plasma Studio Some Place between Organic and Digital Architecture Plasma
Sesto || Italy
Course Description The course comprises a specialist article on architect practice Plasma Studio from its beginnings through to today and its current use of IT design tools, namely parametricism. The author illustrates the practice’s production with special reference to “landscape architecture”.
The article offers an exhaustive overview of the professional development of Plasma Studio architects and their focus on analysis and experimentation with a view to achieving new, revolutionary architectural forms and expression. It concludes with a detailed description of a recently constructed building that exemplifies the sort of research into vernacular forms conducted by the practice in order to produce its revolutionary new architecture.
Learning Objectives After reading this article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Describe the cultural and economic context in which the architectural practice took its first steps.
Assess and explain how the use of software and the concept of “landscape architecture” play an important role in the practice’s design approach.
Describe the sort of research carried out by the practice and the objectives sought.
Identify and describe in detail the innovative elements of Plasma Studio’s recent projects and how they derive from an overriding concern with experimentation.