Monday, March 10, 2014

Encoding Material - Tyler Smith

An understanding of material conditions as well as assembly logic is necessary for the coding in fabrication.  I believe finding a happy medium between the physically constructible object, and the well conceived design concept, is at once the most crucial and the most interesting aspect of architecture.  While often architects and designers feel they must sacrifice elements of their design to meet the needs of the fabricator or engineer, Gramazio and Kohler would argue that a coherent synthesis of material and design, through computational coding and intelligent fabrication can in fact offer new possibilities and capabilities for a design.  In this way, the fabrication becomes, not a preventative factor, but an instigating factor for new discoveries.


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