Forces of Nature Exhibition: Design-Build Collaboration with Reiman Gardens
This spring semester, Reiman Gardens is collaborating with the second-year architectural design studio (ARCH 202) to participate in a kinetic art exhibition, “Forces of Nature,” planned for April-October 2018. Internationally-recognized kinetic artist George Sherwood will headline the exhibition with his wind- and light-activated sculptures displayed throughout the garden. In consultation with the Gardens, the 77 students in the ARCH 202 studio will fabricate, assemble and install a companion pavilion design on a 10,000-square-foot garden site allocated specifically for the exhibition of student work.
The goals for the studio are to introduce students to the experiences of design-build — developing skills in design, documentation, construction and teamwork — in addition to public outreach and engagement with the community. At the same time, the spring 2018 studio will expand the ambit of second-year architecture design-build projects to include moving components, multiple materials with high-quality finishes, and the exploration of computation and construction through digital fabrication for prototyping and full-scale production.