Hard Structures: Steam, Heat, and Pressure
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Parsons The New School for Design
Department: Parsons First Year
Course Number: PUFY 1241
Course Format: Studio
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
In this course students begin to work with paper, wire, leather, steamed and stretched felt, and carved lasts to create experimental structures and explore the aesthetics and engineering issues of stretched materials. Other explorations will work with found materials, developing a critical eye toward potential in unexpected materials. The course will also use sketching and photography to further develop the research, process, and work in a reflective design journal.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Course Pre/Co-requisites:
Open to: Parsons First Year students, and others, space provided.


Open to Undergraduate students.