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Illuminating through Ceramics Exhibition : University of Liverpool
University of Liverpool Architectural Exhibition
5 Feb 2013
Illuminating through Ceramics Exhibition
University of Liverpool School of Architecture Exhibition
‘Illuminating through Ceramics’
7 Feb – 2 Apr 2013
An exhibition by MArch students of the University of Liverpool School of Architecture, proudly sponsored by Tile of Spain
Main Hall, School of Architecture, University of Liverpool
On the 7th February at 5.00 pm Illuminating through Ceramics will be inaugurated with a lecture by Alexis Harrison, Senior Designer | Materials + Making at ARUP London
Prototype of performative façade by Adam John, James Fosbrook and Oliver O’Niell. The glazed façades are backed by an array of actuated solar shading devices that respond to both occupants and environment. The responsive performative ceramic surface controls light and the dynamic nature of the surface produces a wide range of lighting patterns:
Illuminating through Ceramics is the inspiring result of an academic research project launched in 2011 by Tile of Spain, the voice of the Spanish tile industry, in partnership with the University of Liverpool School of Architecture, examining the sustainable properties of tiles and aiming to push the boundaries of ceramic application. The research programme at the University of Liverpool forms part of the Network of Ceramic Tile Studies Departments sponsored by Tile of Spain around the world.
Illuminating through Ceramics showcases the work of MArch students in developing projects to explore our growing preference for natural lighting sources, through a range of materials and technical solutions, and with a special focus on ceramic facades. Thirteen student proposals and five full-scale prototypes, displayed within a light-immersing scenario, propose methods by which ceramics could be transformed into a dynamic interface that transports daylight throughout a building’s ‘skin.’ The ceramics production has been developed in collaboration with artists Amanda Wanner, Jenny Beavan and Wendy Lawrence.
“So far, the use of ceramics in contemporary facades offers an interesting combination of thermo-acoustic control and aesthetic properties, but very little has been explored in terms of the potential to maximise the benefits of sunlight. Particularly, contemporary proposals of ceramic lattice walls tend to explore the combination of the visual effects of patterns (colour and geometry) and privacy, but very rarely investigate the optimisation of daylight distribution,” says the programme leader Rosa Urbano, who won the Tile of Spain Award for a Degree Project, as a student in 2004.
Tesselating screen by Alastair Wake, Oliver Clucas, Robert Vasili. This ceramic curtain gives the building’s occupants control over the light entering the space and is also intended as a screen for digital projections when it is fully tessellated:
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About Rosa Urbano
Urbano is also currently working on publications related to the integration of sustainable technology in the contemporary architectural envelope, and the education of design sustainability.
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