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Material Syntax: 3D Printed Masonry Façade Systems

July 14 to September 15, 2021
Exhibition coordinated by David Correa, Isabel Ochoa and James Clarke-Hicks

Participants: Ali Khaja, Carlo Rosel, Carrie Perreault, Sarah Miri, Fatima Jahanmiri, Manav Kelawala, James Clarke-Hicks, Isabel Ochoa, Ye Sul E. Cho, Ji Shi, Meghan Taylor, and David Correa

University of Waterloo Architecture students test how building facades of the future can be 3D printed with clay. Inspired by nature, ancient architectural traditions and new technology, the students develop new methods and processes that re-envision the clay masonry unit.

Working with a state-of-the-art large-volume clay extrusion 3D printer, Assistant Professor David Correa’s students set out to explore how this highly used building material can be re-envisioned for the future. This fabrication tool allows for an unprecedented level of design freedom when compared with conventional brick-making methods, while still engaging the material properties and characteristics of traditional clay. The exhibition includes 3 different project types: Student Investigation, Graduate Thesis Research, and a Research Partnership Commission.

Green Hive. Fatima Jahanmiri, Manav Kelawala, and Sarah Miri.

Special thanks to: Andrew Payne, Conroy Murray, Dean Garbutt, Joanne Chan, Bruce Freeman, Heinz Koller, Michael Syms, Anne Bordeleau, Emily Stafford, Erika Gorski and Denis Longchamps.

This exhibition is made possible by Masonry Works Council of Ontario in partnership with the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo and The Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery.

Dans cette exposition, Nikola Wojewoda nous fait visiter Le jardin des dieux, un monde botanique empli de plantes hallucinogènes. Sa série d'assiettes décoratives veut ainsi rendre hommage à l’usage ancien de ces plantes sacrées dont les effets psychoactifs altèrent les états de conscience, induisent des rencontres révélatrices avec le Divin et permettent d’entrevoir d’autres facettes de la réalité et du moi. Wojewoda s’intéresse aux expériences anciennes qui ont façonné la pensée philosophique et religieuse ainsi que la compréhension d’une nature humaine complexe. Les dieux du jardin, grands visiteurs des transes hallucinogènes, parfois vertueux, parfois non, se matérialisent ici dans des collages en papier.