Material Practice as Research Digital Design and Fabrication
This course works with ceramic by using the approach of digital design and fabrication. The final project is an installation piece named as the "Rain Chain". Water could flowing from the top tank along the surfaces of the ceramic pieces. Water could be stored in the cascading pots along the installation. Each two identical pieces are coupled together to provide the structural stability. In terms of function, the installation could work as a humidifier and cooler screen.
Harvard GSD 2014 Fall | Material Practice as Research Digital Design and Fabrication
Team Member: Mike Meo, Julia Michalski, Lisa Caplan, Ping Lu
Exhibition in the Harvard Ceramic Lab Gallery
(with water flowing from the top)
Diagram: mold to cast one unit piece.
Diagram: mold for casting the plaster mold
First Row: mold for casting the plaster mold
Second Row: plaster mold to cast the unit piece
Third Row: casting process of plaster mold and the unit piece
Fourth Row: Unit piece / coupled unite pieces
Upper Image: Installation process
Lower Images: Installation Details