In another ongoing experiment, we explored methods to integrate the use of thermo-forming and machining (CNC / Robotics) sheets of plastic developed earlier (previous 2 semesters) to construct a larger topological structure. The approach was to understand the fundamental modules and how their varying differences can be achieved with a singular approach to construct and crop the module using a Dremel Tool attachment for the robot. With the use of computational tools, students proposed a massing for which the smooth and thickened layers were aggregated to produce the pavilion. A series of massing proposals were evaluated based on their structural, spatial, and visual quality. Images show Fundamental Modules (1), 3rd Leg Component with connected Upper-Region (2) and Dyno-Roid (3).
Students: Nubia Garcia, Tierney Sadowski, Emily Hertzberg, Maximillian Foreman, Jonathan Cortes