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ERIC Number: EJ781565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-1476-8062
An Experimental Study in an Architectural Design Studio: The Search for Three-Dimensional Form and Aesthetics through Clay
Yamacli, Rusen; Ozen, Aysegul; Tokman, Leyla Yekdane
International Journal of Art & Design Education, v24 n3 p308-314 Oct 2005
In architectural design education, the main objective is to help students, especially first-year students, improve their design ideas, creativity, perception of three dimensions and ways of expressing them. Thus, as an embedded concept in architecture, art has been emphasized here as a design method. In other words, the necessary help to enable students to think more freely has been provided by ceramic art. The concept dealt with in this article is an interdisciplinary approach to space design as an experimental method in design education. Just as fine art students are inspired from the principles of architecture, clay, as basic material to fine art students, makes a creative material and design tool for architecture students. A workshop was organised in the design courses by the first author, the instructor, for the first- and third-year architecture students. The second author, a ceramics artist and lecturer, has participated in the workshop as a visiting instructor and contributed with her own studies related to space, house, building and materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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