ARCH 201 Fall 2009 Cassell
Form Follows Sunlight (Friedman Studio)
The goal of the studio is to gain control of daylight as the primary formal generator of space and form, through a series of iterative exercises using the parametric design tool grasshopper (a plug-in to Rhino). Students began with the reinvention of the sundial, which lead into a series of investigations to arrive at a ‘toolkit’ of honed techniques for the control of form and light. During the first half of the studio every exercise involved testing the digital through the fabrication of a physical model using either the laser cutter or 3d printer. The studio then culminated in the design of a one room building whose goal was formal invention through the total control of natural light.