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!
Discussion and presentations after the prototype week!
Components for an aggregate system are being assembled
Stacking aggregation test
Coding for 2D patterns…
…etched onto copper plates with a hacked Prusa 3D printer.
Different acids generate variable colours and textures
Interlocking bricks forming arch
Texture of fired clay provides needed friction
A 3-dimensional fabric in combiantion with smocking techniques provide self-shading and heat protection
Based on nomads’ “black tent” technologies…
…these are assembled to lightweight, cool tent structures
Trying to get an old Zcorp printer to work with ceramic powder.
Directional steel tubes
Angle and length help control light and heat.
Firing up the CNC
Material testing – plastic resuse
Fractal tiles/bricks – formwork coming out of the CNC