New approaches to material, fabrication, and design on display at CCA’s “Designing Material Innovation”

'Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab' by CCA/Digital Craft Lab.

“Buoyant Ecologies Float Lab” by CCA/Digital Craft Lab.

Beginning tomorrow, the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, will host Designing Material Innovationan exhibition being held on the College’s Back Lot—soon to be converted into their new campus by Studio Gang—which will put on display new approaches to material, fabrication, and design. Created through collaborations between architects and industry partners, the works combine technological innovation in materials research and fabrication with aesthetic and ethical approaches to form and appearance.

“Confetti Urbanism” by Clark Thenhaus.
“Thinness” by Aptum Architecture.

The exhibition, and accompanying symposium, has been organized by Taubman’s new dean Jonathan Massey and will feature five full-scale architectural prototypes and pavilions by CCA Digital Craft Lab, APTUM Architecture, Matter Design with M.I.T. Architecture, and T+E+A+M. Design of the exhibition has been carried out by Clark Thenhaus of Endemic Architectureand features a “confetti urbanism” that rearranges the existing furnishings of the Back Lot.

Courtesy of Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

The show will be on view tomorrow, September 28th, through December 22, 2017. The symposium will be held October 26-27th, 2017 complete with keynote, reception, presentations and panels.

California College of the Arts
1111 8th Street, San Francisco

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