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Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing Behavior
Achim Menges discusses his research in design computing synthesized with physical materialization. By embedding the physical...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing...
Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces the panelists. Achim Menges discusses his research in design computing synthesized with physical...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing...
Bill Kreysler of Kreysler & Associates discusses his use of composites and fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) in the production...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing...
The panel discusses the impact of digital fabrication on the design process.
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Greg Lynn discusses how shift to composites prompts an aesthetic shift, and changes in how we think about assembly, design, and...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Craig Hodgetts introduces the panelists. Greg Lynn discusses how shift to composites prompts an aesthetic shift, and changes in...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Peter Testa discusses the logistical, material, formal, spatial, and operational aspects of his design process. Testa presents...
Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing...
Bill Pearson describes how North Sails company developed lightweight, flexible composite sails in the high-performance sailing...

Material Beyond Materials Panel 2 Synthesizing Behavior

Achim Menges discusses his research in design computing synthesized with physical materialization. By embedding the physical properties of a material into generative design codes, and linking that to the possibilities and constraints of contemporary manufacturing processes, Menges demonstrates the efficiencies and performative advantages of wood as compared to composites. Andreas Froech of Machineous discusses his company’s use of automotive robots in the digital fabrication of architecture and furniture. Froech presents multiple projects including several with Greg Lynn, and two SCI-Arc Gallery installations with Patrick Tighe and Hitoshi Abe. Bill Kreysler of Kreysler & Associates discusses his use of composites and fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) in the production of lightweight elements for architecture and art. Kreysler describes projects for the Davies Symphony Hall, artist Claes Oldenburg, the film Minority Report, and Lawrence Argent’s Blue Bear sculpture in Denver.

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 2 consists of Moderator Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Presenters Achim Menghes, Andreas Froech, and Bill Kreysler. The topic for Panel 2 is Synthesizing Behavior with a focus on digital fabrication, and the new possibilities for innovation enabled by designing and altering material at the level of matter.

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Hernan Diaz Alonso introduces the panelists. Achim Menges discusses his research in design computing synthesized with physical materialization. By embedding the physical properties of a material into generative design codes, and linking that to the possibilities and constraints of contemporary manufacturing processes, Menges demonstrates the efficiencies and performative advantages of wood as compared to composites.


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Bill Kreysler of Kreysler & Associates discusses his use of composites and fibre-reinforced plastic (FRP) in the production of lightweight elements for architecture and art. Kreysler describes projects for the Davies Symphony Hall, artist Claes Oldenburg, the film Minority Report, and Lawrence Argent’s Blue Bear sculpture in Denver.


Material Beyond Materials Panel 4 Manufacturing Construction

March 26, 2011 | Video Lecturer:

Greg Lynn discusses how shift to composites prompts an aesthetic shift, and changes in how we think about assembly, design, and form. Lynn discusses several types of projects, including furniture, boats, art, and architecture. Peter Testa discusses the logistical, material, formal, spatial, and operational aspects of his design process. Testa presents projects that deal with fiber behavior (Automorphic Strand Tower), and an ocean-based energy infrastructure (Vaporware). He also discusses the SCI-Arc Robotics and Simulation Lab (SRSL), and the implications of robotics in new design paradigms. Bill Pearson describes how North Sails company developed lightweight, flexible composite sails in the high-performance sailing industry. The panelists discuss the trickle-down of innovative processes and technologies into the mainstream, the use of molds versus pulling fibers through a die to achieve free-form fabrication, and antiquated methods of building construction.

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Craig Hodgetts introduces the panelists. Greg Lynn discusses how shift to composites prompts an aesthetic shift, and changes in how we think about assembly, design, and form. Lynn discusses several types of projects, including furniture, boats, art, and architecture.


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Peter Testa discusses the logistical, material, formal, spatial, and operational aspects of his design process. Testa presents projects that deal with fiber behavior (Automorphic Strand Tower), and an ocean-based energy infrastructure (Vaporware). He also discusses the SCI-Arc Robotics and Simulation Lab (SRSL), and the implications of robotics in new design paradigms.