Jun 29, 2012
Team: Dave Bantz,Michael Gross,Paul Mecomber,Vince Pocsik
Type: Year-long Composites Research Lab and Installation
Instructor:Tom Wiscombe Design
This project,supported by SCI-Arc as part of its Materials Lab Program, is an investigation into the advantages and limits of composite materials.Composites are more than a class of materials; they imply a paradigm shift in architecture in terms of allowing real progress on the contemporary desire to blend formal, structural, and ornamental systems. They also engender a new way of thinking about assembly and engineering, where layer-thinking is replaced by chunky parts fused without hardware, where and structure cannot be broken down into discreet vectors.