Design that Fools the Senses: Replicating Wood Slats and Louvers with Aluminum and Non-PVC Film

Whether in wooden form perched above centuries-old Moroccan marketplaces or as extruded aluminum with a non-PVC film delicately delineating spaces, volume, and depth in Japanese architecture, louvers and slats provide architects and designers with myriad design solutions and contribute to sustainability goals. This course will review the use of louvers and slats in both historic and modern times while analyzing case studies and exploring design options, applications.