The Material Processes and Systems (MaPS) group at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has been experimenting with ceramics. Protoceramics is an ongoing project geared toward producing novel material formations with a special interest in tectonic performance. The project, led by professor of architectural technology program director of the Doctor of Design program Martin Bechthold, investigates the latest generation of thin, large-format ceramic tiles, which presently are largely used as interior surface finish or exterior cladding.
The work will be on at CEVISAMA 2015 thanks to a partnership with Tile of Spain. Visitors to the trade show can view three large sculptural prototypes, smaller 3-D printed models, and a catalog documenting the investigation and extensive prototyping process involving Harvard University Graduate School of Design students.
Learn more about the collaboration between ASCER, the Association of Spanish Ceramic Tile Manufacturers, and the Harvard GSD at their website.