Material Beyond Materials: Panel 2: Synthesizing behavior (March 26, 2011)

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.

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.

The panel discusses the impact of digital fabrication on the design process.

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