Materializing Design | Foam Massing

Friday March 4, 2022 , 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Goldsmith Hall
Blue Foam Massing Models

The Material’s Lab continued the ‘Materializing Design’ series with an in-person demonstration from Michael Phalan at the Build Lab to learn basic model building techniques manipulating foam on a hot wire cutter. Located in the Goldsmith basement, the Build Lab has a variety of model-making and fabrication tools at the disposal of UTSOA students.

The session began with a brief re-introduction of the Build Lab followed by a hands-on demonstration with the hot wire cutters from Michael. Following the demonstration of how to operate the hot wire cutters, participants had the opportunity to create their own massing models. Participants were able to learn basic techniques of how to form, cut, and assemble foam to use in their design processes as sketch models and massing models.