DD+P : Digital Glass Spring 2011

Spring semester 2011


Technologies in architecture are currently at an interesting point of confluence. Advances in design tools, fabrication techniques, and material science allow for new potentials in architectural form, and these technologies are also creating new potential for materiality. This fact is evident in many high tech construction systems, but is equally applicable to the advancements being made in the evolution of traditional materials of architecture.

Digital:Glass explored the advances being made in the material of glass, with a specific focus on glass as a structural material. Using the digital production equipment in the lapa lab it was possible to cut glass into irregular geometries. Using digital modeling and scripting techniques it is possible to calculate new structural assemblies for irregular forms. Combining the two, the goal of this UE course was to investigate the new structural potential of glass and digital design and production.