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  • Discuss the potential for high-resolution digital artwork in large scale architectural applications. Explore production options and requirements of various architectural materials. Define how the concept of gigapixel photography addresses resolution and scale challenges. Describe the impact of transparency, reflectivity and surrounding conditions on architectural glass showcasing gigapixel photography. List several architectural applications using gigapixel photography.


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  • Selecting materials and finishes is an integral part of specifying site furniture products. This course reviews typical conditions inherent to outdoor environments, along with the potential impact on materials, products and installed projects. A range of materials commonly used outdoors, including wood, metal, concrete and glass, is examined against a selection framework that compares conventional materials with high-performance options, and considers material durability, performance, aesthetics, and environmental impact. Examples of outdoor products incorporating materials that balance these diverse criteria while offering tremendous design potential are also examined.


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  • Laminated glass is a favored material for indoor and outdoor projects. Increasingly, photography and other digital images are popular choices for incorporating design elements into the glass. While it can be difficult for designers to source appropriate imagery, new online design tools that use vector graphics solve this problem and provide designers with virtually unlimited choices for including visual imagery in architectural glass. This course looks at how vector graphics are used in architectural design by exploring where, why and how they’re incorporated into a variety of materials, manufacturing processes and applications. Next, it explains what vector graphics are and how they differ from raster images. The course then examines how vector graphics are used in architectural laminated glass. It ends with project examples.


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