Surface, Texture and Light

Lindy Richardson

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Summer Workshop 4-15th June 2012
Surface, texture and light: a cross disciplinary studio in creative design practice

‘For architecture to be truly constructed, the materials should not be used without a deep respect for their essence and consequently their possibilities’. Eladio Dieste.
The project exploits the creative synergy of the new ECA by bringing together staff and students from three diverse disciplines, architecture, textiles and glass in an innovative research-led workshop. The workshop will explore surface, texture and light, predominant characteristics of the buildings of Dieste. Through studies of ecclesiastic buildings, most notably St Peter’s College, Cardross and a series of practical material based workshops cross-disciplinary teams of students from the three disciplines will study the cultural, architectural and practical aspects of materials. Working in teams, students will develop and construct large-scale experimental pieces that draw on the contemporary practise and new technologies in concrete, glass and textiles. The process will be documented via a range of media, including website, blog, exhibition in September.
The project is seen as a pilot study for a new cross-disciplinary Masters programme on Creative Materials, extending across the ECA and into other schools and colleges.
Original languageEnglish
Typecross disciplinary workshops
Publication statusUnpublished - 2012


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