Team: Mei-Ling Lin [Taiwan], Shankara Subramaniam [India], Ling Han [China], Jiawei Song [China]
Tutors: Marta Malé-Alemany / Jeroen van Ameijde
The project has focused on a design-system using an innovative fabrication method for the construction of housing. Based on an on-site, layered manufacturing process using a paste-like material. Developed from the customisation of existing CNC technologies and incorporating CAD tools and scripting platforms, the research work was aimed at finding an equilibrium between materiality, design intent and fabrication processes.
Our research methods have included the design and testing of customised machinic deployment scenarios, research into material behaviours and the formation of structures out of paste-like materials and the development of specific parametric tools to generate designs. This parallel evolution of design and fabrication technologies has resulted in a design strategy, which delivers highly vernacular housing environments that are dictated by specific localized conditions related to program and site.