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X-LAB 1 // RECON

X-LAB 1 // RECON

Researching the current State of the Art in material processes and detailed machine logics including robotics were central to this inquiry. Choosing carbonfibers as materialfamily were the starting point for the exploration of advanced materials. Going straight forward right into the project we choosed to work in several scales and environments what allowed us to explore in a broad range. Using quick steps and fast response as a design strategy allowed us to generate a high amount of data which guided us into a fast and continous action-feedbackloop. 

Being interested in movable and intelligent 3d surfaces our investigations were focused in the transition inbetween Nano-, Micro and Macroscales. By moving inbetween those scales we discovered our main designprinciple: “geometry vs. behaviour”.
It became our translationtool inbetween the different scales what allowed us to make them communicate with each other.

Cooperation:
Peter Testa X-LAB, TA: Patrick Schields; Curime Batliner