Morphology

Materials

Morphology Course description: The plastical and morphological aspects of architecture and materials are centeral in this course. On the basis of a number of experiments with models in different materials (such as clay, gypsum and wood), you learn about the processes and procedures of the plastical shaping.

Together with Nadine Huids, I did research into plastics during this course. What changes to the appearance, e.g. strength and other characteristics, when you change plastic by heating. Thin plastic is firm when you use it in a small scale and its weak in large scale. But when we melted  thin strips plastic together, the plastic changed and the qualities changed with it (it became stronger than thin plastic but less transparent).

The cape in the photo is the end result of our research. A large pile of translucent plastic strips is useless. When we melted them together and gave it shape by burning the plastic with a blow dryer, it became a cape that didn’t lose its shape.