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Michael Leighton Beaman Receives Grant for Woven Building Systems Research


Woven Building Systems

The Woven Building Systems for Developing Communities research project is an investigation of performative woven systems for buildings, which have low environmental impact, yet require little to no construction experience to make. Over the summer of 2015 this research will focus on three aspects of woven building skins generated and analyzed through computational methodologies and developed and tested through material practices: Patterns, Performances, and Assemblies. This project combines two broader research objectives: 1) the exploration of computational processes through procedural and material design investigations, and 2) the development of design agency for underrepresented and developing communities interested in shaping their own built environments.