THE NEW CALIFORNIA STEEL HOUSE
Monday, March 17 | Perloff Hall
Winter Final Reviews
The New Californian Steel House, 415 Comphensive Design Studio
Instructors: Mark Mack, Hadrian Predock, Ben Refuerzo
The Residential Steel Building - the Case Study house in particular, a Southern Californian specimen - will serve as a departure point from which to charter new designs which at least in their ambition emulate similar lofty goals in today's cultural, economical and technological era. While the Case Study Houses explored what could be done with ready available and machine-produced building materials, today's challenges are multiplied and differentiated. Issues such as prefabrication, sustainability, new assembly techniques, economic feasibility and change of use create different challenges for design.
This course will have different requirements related to the different phases of the design process such as sketches, sketch models, diagrams, plans of different scale, models or modeling of ideas and components and material research as well as compliance with local codes and research of materials. The students can further explore ideas related to building real-scale models of wall sections and steel connections.