KNOWLTON.WORK celebrates student work from the 2019-2020 academic year at the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University.




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RE-CASTING CONCRETE 






SPRING 2020
UG4 STUDIO

Zach Cohen
This research-based studio investigatedthe architectural affordances of concrete 3D printing, for example: How is automated concrete deposition different from manual methods of forming concrete, e.g., pouring and casting? What can we, as architectural designers, gain from these differences? And how can we leverage these affordancesto speculate on new forms of architecture and new modes of architectural production? Studentsfirstunpackedthe computational, mechanical, and material parameters that are unique to concrete 3D printing through a series of short experiments. Through this unpacking, students developedtheir own experimental concrete 3D printing methodologies, including digital-to-material workflows, machine parts, and material protocols. For the final project, students deployed their methodologies in the redesign of an architectural condition within Knowlton Hall’s own Center Space: a space that is largely defined by its cast-in-place concrete tectonics. The students’ speculative design proposals included construction documents, assembly drawings, montages, andquarter-orhalf-scale 3D printed concrete mockups.



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