Full price: $67.00
From the 2013 National Architecture Conference
Virginia San Fratello's presentation is concerned with familiar materials, including materials we often fail to notice, used in novel ways.
With partner Ronald Rael, Rael San Fratello is at the forefront of a reconsideration of traditional materials such as earth and straw, using new digital techniques of production. Projects discussed include the use of hay in the Straw House in London and the abandoned Solyndra glass tubes in the Sol Grotto in the Berkeley Botanical Garden. Theirs is a hands-on practice committed to realising new products.
AACA Competency: Design
Virginia San Fratello: Founding Director at Rael San Fratello
Virginia San Fratello is a founding director of Rael San Fratello, a practice whose work revolves around the convergence of digital, ecological, and building component design in architecture. Their projects have experimented with digital cement and ceramics as well as earth at the Mud House, Marfa, 2009 and hay in the Straw House, London 2010.
Virginia was the recipient of Metropolis Magazine’s Next Generation Design Award for her Hydro Wall concept and with Ronald Rael currently has a collection of recently designed masonry units which hold vegetation on display in New York. She is working with manufacturers/distributors to launch these innovative and sustainable architectural building components into the market place.
Course structure and materials
Length of course
Continuing professional development hours
1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.
After completing this course, you should be able to:
National Competency Standards in Architecture
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Practice Membership / A+ $46.00
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SONA Member (student) $25.00
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