Composting in Rapson Hall
For the fourth straight year, architecture students have battled for composting in Rapson Hall studios. This time, Ben Strasheim went straight to the top, asking Dana Donatucci, Director of the Recycling Program for the University to continue this service. Strasheim is in the student group GreenBiz, and collaborated with the College of Design during the Greenlight charrette in ... Read more
The project began with an interest in the sense of time and process of making embedded in the material surface. This quality was brought to concrete through its reaction with baking soda and the resultant scarring. I began, then, to question how we relate to surface quality--how are we held and how are we moved--and how that relationship is affected by adjacent materials. The scar grounds us through its relationship with coarse earth. The scar moves us as its reflection is sent through glass.