Date of Submission

Spring 5-3-2018

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Architecture

Department

Architecture

Primary Advisor

Peter Pittman

Secondary Advisor

Ameen Farooq

Abstract

Technology has brought a new paradigm to the act, art and Craft of Making. Digital technologies that utilize optimized production tools have transformed the traditional paradigm of the design-build construct. As new technologies have developed, most makers disregard the tools and skills of the past. Neglecting traditional craft has given rise to the term “fabrication.” Fabrication is a method of constructing which can be described as the absence of soul and character, in other words, one that is disposable in a contemporary culture. This thesis problematizes a design process between the Craftsman of pre-twenty-first century tool making, and those of a post-twenty-first century Algorithmic act of making. The research and interrogation modulate Craft by using traditional hand and digital design tools, techniques, and processes for making varying scales of small, medium and large construction and building elements.come to fruition in his or her own studio through the use of new digital technologies.

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Architecture Commons

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