Designed by Nature

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Sculptural Work with a material of your choice

Nature develops perfect forms for her specific needs. Forms of animals and plants create their own canon of aesthetics and function and the morphologic process has not been completed to this day. Nature, therefore, provides many “perfect” examples of forms, which serve as models for technology (bionics), architecture, design, and sculptural design.

Based of a collection of forms in nature (snails, shells, plants, fruit, insects, macro shots), each student is supposed to find and work on his or her “ideal” form in this course. Graphic and exemplary analyses serve as an introduction into the topic. In the course of the transformation into materials such as sandstone, solid wood, plastic, ceramics, plaster or concrete, each student develops his or her own vocabulary of forms – inspired by the diversity of nature’s forms and functions and complemented by artistic postitions of the past and the present.

Study of nature and abstraction are methods to create forms of one’s own design according to the rules of nature. Imaging/Reproduction in a naturalistic style, however, is not the course aim.

Materials: stone (natural stone); wood (solid wood); GFRP = glass-fibre reinforced plastic; epoxy resin/in dimm/EPS; polyurethane; polyester (casting plastics), concrete, ceramics

Locations: Studio Wüllnerstraße / Allzweckraum, Gipswerkstatt, Steinhof, Kunststoffwerkstatt

Donnerstag: core date for draft supervision and colloquia, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Additional dates for the composition in our workshops can be coordinated with the respective workshop’s management.

Start: April 20, 2017 at the Department for Sculptural Design

Supervisor : Axel Friedrich Joost Meyer Bedenikt Baum Hyesug Park

Modules :

M.Sc. Arch.: mainly „Sondergebiete des Gestaltens und Darstellens“; leftover spaces as elective module 4 and 5

M.Sc. Stadt: mainly „Sondergebiete des Gestaltens und Darstellens“; leftover spaces as elective module 5