Woven Building Systems for Developing Communities is an investigation into the development and application of woven materials and construction processes which have low environmental impact, and require little to no construction experience to build. This research focuses on three aspects of woven systems - patterns, performances, and assemblies.
These research-based design investigations will utilize manual and computational methodologies to generate and analyze patterning, performances and assembly strategies, tested through modeling and prototyping. Our ultimate goal will be to apply the findings from this studio to the design of covered and screened spaces for a learning and sports center in Rwanda.
Instructor: Michael Leighton Beaman