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Education to practice to ecology: A review and preliminary evaluation of a new architectural design curriculum using computational design tools and bamboo in Haiti

Education to practice to ecology: A review and preliminary evaluation of a new architectural design curriculum using computational design tools and bamboo in Haiti

Naylor, John Osmond; Leconte, Nancy; Vendryes, Franck Reginald Michel;

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There is an absence of lightweight, sustainable construction materials in contemporary Haitian construction, a fact highlighted in the disproportionate loss of life in the 2010 Port-au-Prince earthquake. Between 2014 and 2017 the authors delivered a series of architectural design workshops in Haiti to raise awareness and develop design skills for bamboo using computational design tools. This paper provides a review of these workshops and a preliminary evaluation from surveys conducted with the course participants. Results showed architectural education had changed perceptions of bamboo and showed potential positive ecological impact due to subsequent reforestation activities instigated by participants. Weaknesses were in the lack of subsequent use of parametric modelling software. Bamboo material knowledge and a new architectural design methodology have been most relevant to their professional or academic work.

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Palavras-chave: Haiti, full-culm bamboo, architectural education, sustainable development, parametric design,


DOI: 10.5151/sigradi2020-89

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Naylor, John Osmond; Leconte, Nancy; Vendryes, Franck Reginald Michel; "Education to practice to ecology: A review and preliminary evaluation of a new architectural design curriculum using computational design tools and bamboo in Haiti", p. 643-651 . In: Congreso SIGraDi 2020. São Paulo: Blucher, 2020.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sigradi2020-89

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