TECHNOLOGY SEMINAR taught by JULIA KOERNER
Winter Term 2015 Greg Lynn Suprastudio – UCLA AUD IDEAS
Students: Ron Culver, Joseph Sarafian, Shobitha Jacob, Oscar Li, Qi Zhang, Nick Aho, Jingjun Li, Jae Lee, Marieh Mehran, Zeynep Aysu Unal, Li Heyi, Zhou Yuan, Weng Hao, Dong Yuan, Qu Ji, Charles Proffitt, Khaled Sadiyyah, Chen Xiao, Katie Chuh, Corliss Ng, Jassy Lin, Bing Guo, Wonjun Lee, Alex Xu, Yingnan Bao
Robot Lab Supervisor: Peter Vikar
This technology lecture researched into animated casting and the implementation of robotic motion within fabrication. The main constrain was the elaboration of a variable performative form. The term was divided in a three phase architectural design process: material research, simulation and digitally fabricated 3dimensional prototyping. The participants were utilising evaluation methods of material research and robotic animation tools. The fabrication was going through several iterations until a perfect seamless physical model of a 3 dimensional prototype was achieved. The ambition was to work with a fabrication technique uitilsing motion to create 3 dimensional space and components; and to use the robotics as a precision tool and time based tool and motion generator for variability between the individual prototypes.
Special thanks to Heather Roberge (UCLA AUD), Gabriel Fries-Briggs (UCLA AUD) and Peter Vikar (IDEAS) for sharing their experience with robotic and casting methodologies.