Soft Fab

Parsons School of Design: Constructed Environments

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Soft Fab

Fall 2020

Taught By: Yu Nong Khew

Section: A

CRN: 5721

Credits: 3

In this course, we will develop an understanding of soft materials and how softness is explored in interiors. We will explore the notion of softness in interiors with particular focus on how soft materials hug and touch the human body, as well as acoustics, light transmittance and temperature. We will learn how these materials used in novel ways can produce experiential affect in spaces, especially in relation to the human body. Through the investigation of digital and rapid prototyping tools we will study how and why soft interiors are made . The goal of the course is to introduce students to soft materials used in interiors, as well as develop digital and physical skills associated with the making of soft interiors. The course format is comprised of lectures, computation and fabrication classes, workshops at the Making Center as well as off-site visits to design and fabrication facilities.

Open to: All university graduate degree students; upper level undergraduate students with permission. Pre-requisite(s): none.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Constructed Environments (PSCE)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:56am 3/29/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/14/2020