Part of panel for exhibition opening Film Premiere and Q&A; Co-authored exhibition entry Marble Pavilion: for education and research

C. Godiksen, Michael Howe, M. Brown

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Part of Exhibition Opening Film Premiere and Q&A. Plus co-author of exhibition case study Marble Pavilion; for education and research. Case Study: Collaborative design an construction of a non-reinforced masonry structure using waste marble. In the town of Vila Viçosa, Portugal, where everything from castles to kerbstones are made out of marble, our pavilion is the first non-reinforced marble structure for over a century, and the first to be exclusively built from marble waste and with this type of structural system. The design research has from the beginning been integrated into undergraduate teaching. Students have lead particular lines of enquiries and collectively worked directly with the Quarries, Marble factory, Geologists and the community. We are inherently motivated by culture. Methodical knowledge exchange year on year, critical reflection, debate and further experimentation are the core components to the research lead teaching and praxis. (Patti Lather1986 Research as Praxis) (Venturi & Scott Brown, Yale, 1969). Leading to the design and construction of our first architectural scale experiment. The pavilion is fabricated and installed in Etma a Portuguese marble factory with Marble from Solubema. The pavilion’s intended use post construction is as an educational tool for employees, local students, international architects, engineers, clients and not least for our ongoing research. The structure, at only 2-3cm thick and comprising of just two layers of laminated marble, springs from one curved wall before forming two sweeping catenary vaults.
Original languageEnglish
Pages0-0
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2017
EventArchitecture connects: AAE 2017 conference - Oxford Brookes, 6-9 September 2017
Duration: 6 Sep 2017 → …

Conference

ConferenceArchitecture connects: AAE 2017 conference
Period6/09/17 → …

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