A goal of this research and free form fabrication in general is to replace expensive casting and formwork with new processes using both organic and inorganic templates that can be used to produce complex free-form surfaces and structures. This is not a platonic process as it is impossible to rely on phases or their sequential arrangement. A primary goal of this project is to develop a concept of a self-observing material and fabrication system which support other ongoing Xlab projects.
Ideas evolving from here shall carry to the real world and be the framework for the development of new robotic fabrication environments and systems.
Getting familiar with existing production and material processes are the necessary foundation for further cutting edge research and development. Acknowledging the Now but also being critic about it is key for our big dream, ... an architectural and spacial revolution.
Peter Testa X-LAB, TA: Patrick Schields; Curime Batliner, Ryohei Koike, Jarod Poenisch