‘wall pillow’ by alyssa gruen

tectonic surfaces 09

tectonic / transformation / time-based concept / design research

ruth spitzer for university of syracuse (usa), art, design, and transmedia, department of design industrial and interaction design


the aim of the workshop was to create new tectonic elements for planes such as walls, ceilings, and floors in order to make a change in the use of an interior–for a particular brief period of time.


the students conceived and designed a new element. the design included a program of how the new element will change or work with the life of an interior.