Class Dates
12/26/2023 to 01/12/2024
Delivered By
Online Synchronous
In Person
Online Asynchronous
Genevieve Baudoin
Meeting Times
Meets MTW, 12:40 p.m. - 04:50 p.m.
Meeting Location
Special Times & Locations
Jan 02, 2024 from 12:40 p.m. to 04:50 p.m. -- Seaton 1129
Jan 08, 2024 from 12:40 p.m. to 04:50 p.m. -- Seaton 1129

Form/Material: Implications of the 3D Print

ARCH 715 - Class Number: 14877


How do we go about developing form? In architecture, we most frequently think about program and site as form drivers, but they are ultimately beholden to the materials with which we choose to work. Our collective abilities to create radically complex forms in the digital realm allows us immense freedom, but how do we see the material consequences of these forms? This 3-week intersession seminar will explore the possibilities inherent in the technologies we use in the studio setting (Rhino and Grasshopper) to test the realities of these forms through 3D-printing. 3D-printing has been seen as the revolution of manufacturing technology – allowing us the ability to directly translate digital forms into real creations. But where are the material limitations in this manufacturing process? How do you uncover those and refine your form in response to those limitations? Students will be working through a series of individually created 3D-printed objects. In addition, they will produce an annotated bibliography of case studies on current trends in this technology as well as the theoretical foundations it rests on. Readings will be required, but the class is not intended to be writing or reading intensive. The course will be structured similar to a studio, where tutorials and individual desk crits occur over the course of the class. The primary method of 3D-printing will be through the Fabrication Lab at APDesign – virtual training for the equipment will occur the first day. We will also be introduced virtually to the Ceramics Dept clay 3D-printers.

  • January Intersession classes are listed in the Spring schedule in KSIS.
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  • Any student may participate fully via distance if unable to attend in person sessions.


  • Instructor Genevieve Baudoin's permission is required after 12/27/2023.

Student Requirements:

  • Internet access

Enrollment Dates
10/23/2023 to 12/26/2023
Enrollment Limit

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