2017 was our second workshop event. Participants built upon their findings from the inaugural ACAWorkshop in 2016.
Here is a look at 2017’s topic, teams, speakers, venues, and sponsors.
2017 ARCHITECTURAL CERAMIC ASSEMBLIES WORKSHOP:
Bioclimatic Ceramic Systems
A workshop program dedicated to the experimentation of large-scale applications for ceramic components, the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop brings together a collection of interdisciplinary professionals working collaboratively in small groups to explore innovative ceramic façade solutions to architectural challenges. The ACAWorkshop combines the models of academic research, artistic experimentation, and industry expertise.
The material connection across multiple scales is one of the most important opportunities of the ACAWorkshop program: while most architects may employ industrially-produced ceramic components, they may have little material understanding of clay whereas most artists and designers trained in ceramics may have few opportunities to explore the medium at a scale beyond the object. While most residencies may allow artists to explore with the relationship of hand, to form/geometry, and material, the Architectural Ceramic Assemblies Workshop introduces experimentation and expertise in aggregation and production workflow.
This year’s workshop focuses on the bioclimatic use of facades in new construction and retrofitting buildings nearing the end of their façade life.