Digital Crafting March 29-31 2010, Report by Terri Peters
The second Digital Crafting workshop event “How to Join” was held at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Copenhagen March 29-31 2010. The invited guest Zurich-based Christoph Schindler of Schindler Salmeron led the two-day workshop and one-day seminar investigating ideas about joining materials and geometries using parametric design. The workshop focused on experimenting with the Zip Shape technology created by Christoph Schindler. Workshop participants developed variations on the idea of bending two non-identical “teeth” together like a zipper, to hold a bended shape in place. Rather than […]
The workshop was held on March 29 and 30, with participants working in groups to explore the parametric possibilities of Zip Shape. The formal and geometric experiments were materialized using digital fabrication, allowing the participants to create foam prototypes.
Anders Holden Deleuran and Tore Banke were trying to challenge the idea that the zip-shape fabrication method could only be used for rectangular sheets and single profiles extruded along a vector. They began by projecting (somewhat) freeform shapes onto the rectangular zip-sheets and trimming them, resulting in generating more loosely defined and open-ended surfaces. Then they attempted to use developable […]
The embedment of tectonic logics and material knowledge into the virtual space of computation has created new premises for exploring architectural systems. In the synthesis of the represented and the manifested facilitated by the digital space, new means of developing tectonic relations arises, paving the way for a broader understanding of materiality and architectural performance.
Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen – PhD, Associate Prf., Head of Centre for IT & Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen
Brady Peters, MA, Ph.D. student Centre for IT & Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen
Asbjørn Søndergaard, Architect MA, […]
Interview with Christoph Schindler following Seminar/Workshop 2 by Terri Peters
TP: In your lecture, you said that architecture is becoming more about showcasing the process, the “how” of a building and maybe less about the “why” – How does this relate to parametrics?
CS: This seems to me one of the big questions raised in our discipline today. Most of us grew up with an education that understood architecture as part of the arts and thus history of architecture as part of art history or at least cultural history, applying terms such as «styles» to describe and structure its development.