Lec 19- Blaine Brownell: materials today and in the past. On October 6, 2010, Blaine Brownell, from Transstudio in St. Paul, Minnesota gave an overview of materials today and in the past. http://transstudio.com/ _________________________________________ Material use and understanding has become more directly linked to architectural practice and to architectural education. Digital fabrication, integrated practice, and cutting edge designs employ material investigations, large scale mock-ups and prototypes of building sections or assemblies. The tactile and esthetic qualities of materials have always been of comparable measure to design, construction and architectural experience; but emergent materials and their associated technologies are rapidly altering the way designers work and the way end-users engage buildings. This series seeked to address the ever-expanding world of materials and their incorporation into our built environment.
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