PLUSH Studio Exhibition
PLUSH is a full-scale exhibition exploring the fluid and organic capabilities of concrete through low-tech methodologies. Located in the King Pavilion Courtyard on the north side of the College of Design, this exhibition will be a culmination of the work from architecture assistant professor Shelby Doyle’s DSN S 546: 3D Printing + Casting interdisciplinary spring studio.
Throughout the semester, 11 architecture students and one industrial design student in Doyle’s studio have researched, tested and designed concrete casting workflows. As a result, they have created two typologies of soft formworks that showcase this process. Wall-like modules flow throughout the space, guiding users while creating more private spaces. Additionally, curvaceous vertical elements utilize their various heights and intriguing organic forms to populate the courtyard’s grid.
PLUSH invites users to engage with the exhibition first hand. Through touching, dwelling or moving through the space, users can experience the concrete materiality and its unique and fascinating qualities. The exhibition will be complete by its opening on April 30 and will remain in the space into fall 2021.