The workshop will explore layering of screen systems that wrap diverse campus projects from infrastructure plants to new academic buildings and work in symbiosis with the building envelope behind to define a unique and functional pattern on site. The panel will highlight strategies applied at Harvard Science & Engineering Complex, AGORA project, Adidas in Herzogenaurach, Harvard District Energy Facility, Ohio State East Regional Chilled Water Plant, and University of Pennsylvania Gateway Complex. Screen systems range from large-scale vertical fins to custom pre-manufactured perforated shading devices. The function of the building wrapper varies from uniting diverse components of the building to controlling interior conditioned space. The workshop will highlight challenges and strategies for design, material explorations, fabrication, testing and lighting of screen systems in a short case study for each building.
Learn about unique strategies in applying screens for different typologies; double-sided screens to be viewed from inside and out and single-sided screens meant only to be viewed from the exterior.
Acquire skills on leveraging technology such as digital scripting in the design and fabrication of a screen system.
Learn about the collaboration process – challenges, issues, and lessons between architects and fabricators in the design process to determine appropriate materials, configurations, and installations.
Learn strategies for studying lighting schemes through onsite mockup tests during day and night.