ARCHITECTONICS : STEEL & ALUMINUM
STRUCTURE, AMBIENCE & CONNECTION : INVESTIGATION ON METAL FABRICATION
Metal I was a required course for Industrial Design major students at Rhode Island School of Design. This course gives the student a hands-on opportunity to develop design skills through the interaction with industrial materials that have strictly defined properties. Experimenting with these materials and the processes by which they are manipulated and formed promotes innovative thinking, problem-solving and idea development. Students will achieve a more precise, professional and sensitive approach to design while broadening their technical skill base. My overarching theme for Metal I investigation is architectonics, specifically looking at how tectonic-inspired modular conceptual structure can represent or be derived from aspects of the Earth’s tectonic characteristics.