Articulated timber ground, making pavilion as pedagogy

Paul Loh*

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Abstract

Designing and making a pavilion within a studio setting has been undertaken by various educators and researchers as a valuable pedagogy in the past 10 years. It aims to construct a collaborative environment that allows students to develop an integrated approach to learning; through association, teamwork and creative collaboration. Usually the tacit knowledge applied and acquired through making, and the knowledge of design strategy and analysis are separated in the way they are taught; it is often difficult to integrate these within the same coursework which often leads to students using digital software and fabrication tools as problem solving devices. This paper looks at an integrated approach to learning computational design and digital fabrication through the making of a pavilion by a Master level design studio. The paper discusses the pedagogy of making through creative collaboration and integrated workflow. It focuses on the use of digital and physical prototypes as devices to stimulate an oscillating dialogue between problem solving and puzzle making; a counterpoint for students to develop and search for new knowledge in order to create personalised learning experience. The paper concludes with an examination on the limits of digital prototype when interfaced with physical environment.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia CAADRIA 2015
Subtitle of host publicationEmerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture
EditorsYasushi Ikeda, Christiane M. Herr, Dominik Holzer, Sawako Kaijima, Mi Jeong Kim, Marc Aurel Schnabel
Place of PublicationHong Kong
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages23-32
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789881902665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, CAADRIA 2015 - Daegu, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 20 May 201523 May 2015

Publication series

NameCAADRIA 2015 - 20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture

Conference

Conference20th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Emerging Experiences in the Past, Present and Future of Digital Architecture, CAADRIA 2015
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CityDaegu
Period20/05/1523/05/15

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