Responsive Systems and Electronic Spatial Interfaces: Outcomes in Architectural Design Studios

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    Cameron, Robert
    Jedenov, Kirill
    Ward, Devon
    Kronemeyer, Loren
    2017 Conference Papers
    Architectural Science
    Conference Papers


This conference paper is the first of two papers that discuss the outcomes of a long‐term
pedagogical research project into the integration of interdisciplinary design‐research, and making
practices into the content of second‐year architecture studios. This paper focuses specifically upon one
studio involved in the design of responsive systems and electronic spatial interfaces. The studio introduces
students to technologies associated with “The Internet of Things” and encourages them to consider how
their use in design might impact a range of different social and spatial systems. Through the design,
prototyping, and testing of these systems students are encouraged to learn through practice, developing
their projects iteratively while being critical of the implications of their actions. Through a discussion of
the studio aims, structure, project examples, and outcomes, this paper outlines an initial approach to the
teaching of programming and electronics within a design studio context. Along with the paper on
Biological Systems these works highlight the importance of critical engagement with materials and
processes and of opening up future architectural pedagogy to new fields of exploration.


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