Materials: Polypropylene, Plywood, Steal string, screws and nuts
Machines: Laser cutter
The digital fabrication class presented the first assignment results.
This first step has been focused on the development of a system based on component proliferation using the cutting machine; the main requirement of the exercise was to reach a focal point of the two windows in one of the main rooms of IAAC, creating a virtual ceiling to generate a continuous surface in the space.
A set of hexagonal grid was pre-fabricated and delivered to groups in order to define a common framework for assembly. Students assembled all the cut components and installed them in the hexagons given as a work area. 25 groups (of 3 students each) developed different proposals using polypropylene as base material, together with the plywood structure of the hexagon.
One week of intense digital fabrication and one day of assembling:
Tutors: Tomas Diez, Edouard Cabay
Assistant: Alexandre Dubor