CRAFT 2014

The design agenda was to build a pavilion with the limitations in size, material use, internal space conditions and construction technique. While the main idea was to make the design with thin layer of fiber composite, this has been approached by using Minimal Surfaces in design phase. After studies on several surface classes, a ‘Gyroid’ geometry has been selected and further manipulated to generate the skin of the pavilion.

The idea of fabrication was to convert the double curved surfaces of the pavilion, into several formworks to be cast by fiberglass through flexible forming technique. Thus, model have been sub-divided into separate pieces to be manageable in size. These pieces then converted into formworks with several parts, to be cut by CNC machine from sheets of MDF.

Craft is looking for ideas that make digital design and fabrication achievable within different types of projects through simple techniques and collaborative work.