Large gauged porcelain panels/slabs are light, strong and durable, and can be used in projects where other materials would be too thick or heavy. Panels can help with sustainable design or “green” building requirements. This course will explore new options for large gauged porcelain panels available for architects and designers. It will highlight not only the manufacturing process and product characteristics, but also the application and installation requirements associated with the material, along with new industry standards.
Patterns have played a key role in design, have surprising histories, and both their uses and meanings have evolved over time. In this learning unit, we will look at some popular patterns and trace their histories and evolution. We’ll also explore how patterns fulfill a multitude of functions, from creating a certain mood to helping people navigate through buildings. Finally, this learning unit will explore trends in patterns today, including nature-inspired patterns that lower stress and contribute to occupant well-being.
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