The Bartlett School of Architecture


GAD graduates exhibit in Sto Werkstatt exhibition

4 November 2014

rc3 sto staring sun

Graduates from the Bartlett School of Architecture's MArch GAD (Graduate Architectural Design) programme are exhibiting their work in Staring at the Sun, a groundbreaking new exhibition curated by Sto Werkstatt open until 14 December.

The exhibition focuses on the impact of digital design technology on the social and environmental effectiveness of our built environment. Lotus: A Passively Deployable Canopy (pictured) by MArch GAD Research Cluster 3 graduates Fang Han and Min-Shan Tsai is one of three innovative projects on display.

Created at The Bartlett School of Architecture, Lotus is a structure for a seat and canopy system that transforms itself to provide varying amounts of shade in response to local weather conditions. The project was realised using a 'heat-motor' – a new technology that exploits the expansion of wax during temperature change to convert thermal-to-mechanical energy.

Staring at the Sun is free and open to the public from 24 October to 14 December at Sto Werkstatt in Clerkenwell, London. The exhibition is accompanied by a series of talks and seminars, where the public will have the opportunity to discuss with the designers the ideas explored in their work.

Staring at the Sun: Desirable Effects of Digital Design
7-9 Woodbridge Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 0LL
Open Wed-Fri, 10am-5pm during exhibitions or by appointment

Research Cluster 3 / Interactive Architecture Lab
MArch GAD (Graduate Architectural Design)