Prototype Workshop

The studio has spent the past week making prototypes and 1:1 tests of design concepts. Marcel Bilow from Buckylab in Delft and Susanne Gosztonyi provided inspiration and guidance!

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Discussion and presentations after the prototype week!

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Components for an aggregate system are being assembled

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Stacking aggregation test

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Coding for 2D patterns…

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…etched onto copper plates with a hacked Prusa 3D printer.

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Different acids generate variable colours and textures

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Spiral fabrication

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Formwork

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Interlocking bricks forming arch

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Texture of fired clay provides needed friction

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A 3-dimensional fabric in combiantion with smocking techniques provide self-shading and heat protection

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Based on nomads’ “black tent” technologies…

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…these are assembled to lightweight, cool tent structures

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Clay moulding

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Trying to get an old Zcorp printer to work with ceramic powder.

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Directional steel tubes

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Angle and length help control light and heat.

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Firing up the CNC

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Plywood landscape

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Material testing – plastic resuse

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Fractal tiles/bricks – formwork coming out of the CNC

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