Media Building Ceramic Hallway Installation
Global Forum on Urban and Regional Resilience
Theresa Moriarty, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, GFURR
Dorotea Ottaviani, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, Dean's office
WHAT HAPPENS HERE?
The ceramic hallway installation is an immersive exhibition of ceramics and light. The space transforms the originally bare hallway into an exhibition space for ICAT projects using wood, ceramics, and light.
WHAT WAS THE PROCESS?
The installation was a collaboration of students, faculty and industry partners. To retrofit the space for ICAT, the team took inspiration from the existing glazed wainscoting and arched windows of the old school building. Through research into ceramic materials and glazes, and structural research for the supporting skeleton, the team developed the system supporting wood ribs and hanging ceramic tiles to form a second-skin along the length of the hallway. Learn more.