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Panel: Prototyping Collective Space

  • WeWork Civic Center 1161 Mission Street San Francisco, CA, 94103 United States (map)

Thursday, March 21, 2019, 6:00pm
WeWork Civic Center
1161 Mission Street, San Francisco
Exhibition of student work at 6:00pm / Panel begins at 6:30pm.

A panel discussion exploring new ways to make architecture, organized in conjunction with the Component/Assembly Advanced Architecture Studio led by Adam Marcus and Matt Hutchinson.

The Case Study House Program (1945-1966) provided a platform for architects to re-conceive domestic living in the era of postwar, industrial mass production. This experiment, melding standardized building materials with a very specific notion of the American nuclear family, helped forge the paradigm of the detached, single-family house that has persisted now for generations. In today’s vastly different cultural, social, and material landscape, contemporary modes of living demand new architectural and spatial arrangements. In the spirit of the Case Study House Program, this panel will explore how new forms of flexible fabrication and mass customization might allow architects and builders to rethink domestic architecture today. What are possible alignments between emerging modes of production and alternative conventions of ownership, shared living, and collective domesticity? How might questions of fabrication and tectonics relate to the balance between working and living, between labor and leisure? How do the politics of customization condition both the making and inhabitation of domestic architecture?


Darrick Borowski
“Investigations Into a New Typology of Sharing”

Taylor Keep, PE
Head of Building Sciences, Katerra
“Better, Cheaper & Faster Buildings”

Jose Sanchez
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California / Director, Plethora Project
“Reconstructing the Commons”

Antje Steinmuller
Associate Professor, California College of the Arts / Associate Director, CCA Urban Works Agency
“Living Together”

Response by:
Irene Cheng
Assistant Professor, California College of the Arts

This event is free and open to the public. To reserve your spot, please RSVP / register in advance using this Eventbrite link.