Structural Intuition and Creative Play: An Architectural Perspective to Shell Pedagogies

TANG, Gabriel (2016). Structural Intuition and Creative Play: An Architectural Perspective to Shell Pedagogies. Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2016 “Spatial Structures in the 21st Century” 26–30 September, 2016, Tokyo, Japan.

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    Abstract

    The notions of structural intuition and creative play had been raised by particular structural artists (Billington, 1983 [1]). Professor Pier Luigi Nervi expressed the importance of Structural Intuition in his 1965 Elliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University (Nervi, 1965 [3]) whilst Professor Heinz Isler described and drew attention to the idea of creative play in his shell practice through a child-like and non-preconceived observations of nature. Illustrated by past experience of working with architecture students in hands-on design/ construction workshops, as well as from explorations in a design studio environment, this paper presents and shares learning and teaching practices by the author, with a specificity to architectural education, in hope of opening up discussions on the pedagogies of shell teaching with creative experimental research.

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    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
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    Date Deposited: 20 May 2020 15:35
    Last Modified: 20 May 2020 15:45
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23437

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