ARC 592LEC– Casting

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Course No.: 20078

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2016 Spring

Location: Diefendorf – 207

Meeting Day(s): Thursday

Meeting Time: 10:00AM - 12:40PM

Faculty: Davidson

This technical methods seminar will focus on various approaches to form-making through casting. The course will be process-oriented and making-intensive. Students will be exposed to age-old, traditional methods of mold / formwork making and casting and will combine these methods with more contemporary, digital fabrication approaches. The material palette for the course will include plaster, refractory clay and refractory cement, wood, foam, clay/slip (ceramics), and glass. Special attention will be paid to the relationships between formwork or molds and cast volumes; the space-generating potential of casting processes will be explored as a design tool. This course will technically support the design work emerging from ARC 606-2.