Sunday, 1 February 2015

Subject Futures Week

This week was a little different, instead of having our regular lectures we had a subject futures week which involved people from the industry of various backgrounds including model makers, architects and material and processes enthusiast. 
There was some very interesting topics that we discussed, the model making aspect of architecture is so unique and diverse now that technological advancements allow the clients to see animations of their products by simply downloading an app and looking through their camera. We were exposed to the type of detail and standard that model makers work with on daily bases. 
We received a talk and few tips from two former lecturers who now work full time in their studios on how we should go out about things in the industry and life. We received lecture from our tutor who showed us some of his work in broad spectrum and in very small detail to some aspects such as wind loads and pressure roofs receive from it on both sides. We were also discussing the importance of CIAT membership and so on with one former student who now works for them, it really gave me an insight of what it is and what should be done to work towards full membership.
Material and processes enthusiast has showed us another aspect to architecture, mainly based on the materials and processes within, some including robotics and three dimensional printers were very fascinating even more so his talk about the nature and how it inspires architecture, fibrous materials which were influenced by leafs or spider webs were really interesting.

This week really inspired me to sign up to student membership with CIAT and subscribe to Detail magazine to gain motivation as I go through my university course, at times workload takes over and the joy of this subject is lost but week like this has defiantly inspired me to be ambitious.