Free form fabrication (FFF) proposes a ramified approach to architectural design extending to the design of materials, material assemblies, construction procedures and logistics as well as software and hardware used to design, fabricate and construct an architectural proposition. A continuous process open to radical recombination via re-programming of process sequences, tools and practices. In this way authentic new developments in architecture are tied to the ongoing materials and manufacturing revolution.
By using robotics in a collaborative way together new material processes this projects tries to push the boundaries of the unknown. Rheological materials and Stäubli robots were the starting point for this to all sides open exploration. Seeing the robotic cell as a way of thinking it becomes the brain of a network of linked thoughts and researches.
Peter Testa X-LAB, TA: Patrick Schields; Curime Batliner, Kerem Akin, Oliver Liao