Campus Units

Architecture

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2021 Proceedings, Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES), Out of Bounds 2021 Conference.

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2021

Conference Title

2021 Building Technology Educators’ Society Conference

Conference Date

June 10th - 12th 2021

City

Auburn, AL

Abstract

This paper will explore the intersection of building technology and humanitarian design-science research by looking at Frei Otto’s pneumatic experiments. The purpose of the study is to contextualize our contemporary demands for humanitarian design work by reflecting upon the manner by which Otto integrated an ambitious design ideology with an elevated and innovative technical acumen. Constraining the investigation to Otto’s work, particularly his relatively unknown early work with pneus, provides a useful exploration of design-science approach that connect design and technology—an approach that is useful to understand for contemporary pedagogical applications.

Comments

This presentation is published as 2021 R.Whitehead, “Frei Otto’s Pneumatic Experiments for Humanitarian Design,” Proceedings, Building Technology Educators’ Society (BTES), Out of Bounds 2021 Conference. Eds. M. English. Auburn University School of Architecture. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

File Format

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