SUPRASTUDIO Fall 2014: ROBOTIC CARTOGRAPHY – Team 1



TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR taught by JULIA KOERNER
Fall Term 2014 Greg Lynn Suprastudio – UCLA AUD IDEAS
Students: YINGNAN BAO, JINGJUN LI, CHEN XIAO, QI ZHANG
Robot Lab Supervisor: Peter Vikar

This technology seminar consisted of a three phase architectural design process: surface analysis, geometrical research and digitally fabricated composite surfaces. The participants were utilising robotic
cartography methods including robotic 3D scanning and high resolution macro video capturing with industrial robots to analyse and reproduce a surface of a natural artefact. This digitally reproduced surface patch was thereafter scaled up and reproduced using CNC technology, rapid prototyping and composite fabrication techniques. The fabrication was going through several iterations until a perfect seamless physical model of a seamless scaled double surface is achieved.

Special thanks to Composite One for material donation http://www.compositesone.com

For composites fabrication advice special thanks to Neil Smith (Technical Support Manager, Composites One), Rick Pauer (Marketing Manager, CCP Composites), Sean Boyd (Greg Lynn Form) and Bill Kreysler (Kreysler & Associates)

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