photo/ Jenny Sabin
April 23, 2012
In mid-February, more than 20 architecture students and faculty took part in a three-day workshop hosted by theorist, architect, and pioneer of non-standard architecture Bernard Cache. The purpose of the workshop was to provide a mutual understanding of Albrecht Dürer's geometrical treatise Underweysung Der Messung, and the most up-to-date CAD-CAM software, TopSolid 7 by Missler Software, which was just released.
Cache is an industrial designer living in Paris with a workshop-based practice, Objectile. Cache founded Objectile together with his partner Patrick Beaucé in 1996 to conceive and manufacture non-standard architecture components. Cache researches the use of digital tools and computational techniques for architectural conception and production, termed "non-standard architecture" by the Centre Pompidou exhibition of 2004.
The workshop, which was organized by Assistant Professor Jenny Sabin, concluded with a public lecture by Cache titled "Instruments of Thought" in Milstein Hall auditorium.