The panel discusses the impact of digital fabrication on the design process.
Video Archive | Collaboration (41)
The panelists discuss performance criteria, the economics of using high-performance materials, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Urs Meier discusses performance analysis of a Glass Fiber Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) box girder and Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) straps. He compares the performance of steel to CFRP and GFRP, and offers insight into the future of membranes. Kurt Jordan discusses composites used in high-performance yacht racing for the America’s Cup, structural fiberglass shells, fiberglass composite construction. He compares the strength and stiffness of conventional building materials to composites. Ruben Suare of the 3form company discusses Polyethylene Terephtalate (PETG) thermoplastic ceiling systems, translucent metal panels made of an aluminum/resin composite, and translucent wood panels, and translucent balconies using Varia Ecoresin.
Wolfgang Reider of fibreC discusses the uses of GFRC, translucent concrete, a concrete coloring system derived from auto industry, and smarter envelopes.
Fostering direct exchange between architects and companies invested in the field of advanced materials and fabrication technologies, SCI-Arc hosts Material beyond Materials: A Composite Tectonics Conference on Advanced Materials and Digital Manufacturing. Panel 1 consists of Moderator John Enright, and Presenters Urs Meier, Kurt Jordan, Ruben Suare, and Wolfgang Reider. The topic for Panel 1 is Integrating Complexity with an emphasis on prototyping, structural performance, complex analysis, and lightweight/integrated assembly. The Panel focuses on the potential for streamlining construction and the integration of composites within a larger available material palette.
Schmidt and Daniel answer questions from the audience. They discuss the editing and composition process in their work. Later, they elaborate on some of their collaborative work with other artists.
Heather Flood introduces M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel of Matmos, identifying them as an experimental music practice whose recent activities include an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art and a world tour with Bj?rk. Schmidt and Daniel perform some of their music, which includes audience participation and pre-recorded video segments. Later, they discuss their use of the term “assemblage,” and acknowledge the influence of musique concr?te. They conclude with a performance of their recent work, “The Rose Has Teeth in the Mouth of a Beast.”
Farrage discusses the incorporation of envelopes into his projects, as well as artwork and furniture. He shows samples of his work for the film industry. He discusses his project to serve as a social device for self-serve restaurants. He describes his collaboration with Patrick Tighe and Thom Mayne.
Davolio describes a couple of projects he has worked on as an independent consultant. In a project for a Louvre extension, he helped the manufacturer rationalize the skin geometry for production. On a large canopy project for Hong Kong, he was heavily involved in producing the desired aesthetic outcome from the skin system, including contributing to the structural design.
Dan the Automator discusses his work as a music producer and the creative process involved. He emphasizes the importance of collaboration, and mentions his work with other artists like the cartoon band Gorillaz or the singer Chan Marshall, who performs as Cat Power. He makes a comparison between the creative process involved in music production and that of architecture.