Bachelor of Architectural Design
Semester 1, 2017

Studio leader(s)

  • Jonathan Podborsek

Casting as a technology, process, and architectural design methodology

Casting is all around us, yet it is rarely considered as a design influence. It is pervasive and well-understood within industrial design, and manufacturing, yet rarely considered by the architect.

We will consider moulding and casting as an abstract approach to explore making form, making void, and generating texture at a variety of scales.

Major themes we will explore:
Casting of objects
Casting of voids
Casting shells
Industrial casting: Ceramic, Fiberglass, Metal, Plastic
Casting in art
Imprinting / Impression
Recycling formwork
Flexible moulds
Casting in the industrial revolution.
Mass production of decoration

This is a studio for people who like to use their hands, and like to make things.

A large number of moulds and casts will be produced. Students will develop their model making skills.

Fab-Union Space by Archi-Union Architects // Shanghai, China.