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PRESENTERS

FABRICATING TRUTH

 

 

 

PALLAVI SWARANJALI, Carleton University

 

Forging Architecture: The Contronymic Nature of Architectural Creation in the work of

 

Indian Ar. B.V.Doshi

 

 

 

 

STEVEN BEITES, Laurentian University

 

Context Through Awareness

 

 

 

 

KATIE GRAHAM, Carleton University

 

Architectural Storytelling in Virtual Reality: How VR Can Expand on Architectural Perception

 

 

 

 

TED LANDRUM, University of Manitoba

 

Poetry as Research: Fabricating Architectural Truth

 

 

FABRICATING IN SITU

 

 

 

SCOTT GERALD SHALL, Lawrence Technological University

 

Borrowed Intelligence: Leveraging Industrial Fabrication To Evolve Building Production

 

 

 

 

NAHID AHMADI, Carleton University

 

Asphalt Deserts: Rethinking the Architecture of Surface Parking Lots

 

 

 

 

DIETMAR STRAUB, University of Manitoba

 

A Beautiful Waste of Time: Operating a Snow Academy

 

 

 

 

JENNIFER SMITH, Auburn University

 

INCREMENTAL: Resilience through Disaster-Relief Housing

 

 

 

 

BRYAN HE, University of Manitoba

 

Making of the Hakka Vernacular

 

 

 

SOCIAL FABRICS

 

 

 

VALENTINA DAVILA, McGill University

 

Down the Back Stairs: Servants’ Spaces in Montreal’s Square Mile

 

 

 

 

LAWRENCE BIRD, Winnipeg

 

Dominion

 

 

 

 

ELLEN GRIMES, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

 

History's Future Fabrics: New Models for Historic Ecologies

 

 

 

 

NIKOLE BOUCHARD, University of Wisconsin

 

(H)our House

 

 

 

 

RYAN STEC, Carleton University

 

Making Public Space: Examining Walter Lippmann & John Dewey’s pragmatism as a

 

constructive expansion to the spatial theory of public space

 

MEDIATING FABRICS

 

 

LANCELOT COAR, University of Manitoba

 

Lignes d’erre: Tracing the History and Future of Force Flow in Structures

 

 

 

 

FEDERICO GARCIA LAMMERS & JESSICA GARCIA FRITZ, South Dakota State University

 

Master Building Complex Forms in the Absence of Graphics

 

 

Since the 15th century, drawings have comprised the primary medium through which to imagine buildings. According to Mario Carpo, the gap between ideation and

 

execution in contemporary architecture has been filled by a digital making space that extends the sensibility of craft and prompts a return of the master builder. This

 

paper posits that complex forms can be the result of the economical and elegant resistance of gravity through form, rather than being the product of advanced

 

digital technology. More importantly, complex forms can be constructed in the absence of graphics.

 

 

There are two contemporary paths in digital fabrication and parametric design, which affect the tectonic role of Mediating Fabrics and challenge the assumption of a

 

return to the era of the master builder. First, the design of complex forms and their assembly through direct to production fabrication methods. Second, the design

 

to production of 3D printed elements and robotic labor. In contrast to the master builder, certain aspects of digital fabrication and parametric design neglect the

 

ability to resist gravity through form. Instead, the construction of such forms depends on rationalizing irrational surfaces. When considering contemporary graphics

 

such as drawings, or more accurately images of drawings, graphics are complicit in the mediation between imagining irrational forms and enabling their

 

construction. Rather than a return to master building processes, most digital fabrication extends the industrial production rationale of modernism.

 

 

The claim that complex forms can be constructed without the primary aid of graphics is supported by the work of two building shop courses that focus on the full-

 

scale construction of two types of doubly curved surfaces, Timbrel Vaults and Ruled Surface Walls. This work links the historic methods of construction of two

 

master builders, Rafael Guastavino and Eladio Dieste, in order to magnify the contemporary tension between graphics and complex forms.

 

 

 

 

JOE KALTURNYK, Winnipeg

 

The Temporary and the Intermediate: Strategies for a Better Dinner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo: Landon Lucyk [M2 Architecture]

The 2018 Atmosphere Symposium is co-chaired by: Lisa Landrum and Liane Veness with the support of the Faculty's Cultural Events Committee and the Centre for Architectural Structure and Technology (C.A.S.T.); web design and graphics support by Tali Budman (ED4 Architecture student), and administrative support from Brandy O’Reilly (Faculty of Architecture, Partners Program).

 

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