COMMISSIONED BY OFFICIAL COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTS OF MADRID
Architectural Association London Visiting School
Scientific Staff: Manuel Jiménez G., Seiichi Suzuki , Miguel Angel Jimenez G., Ignacio Viguera, Vicente Soler
The research focus is the incorporation of a new fabrication module, towards digitally controlling the assemblage of flexible discrete elements, allowing higher degrees of complexity.
This has been first tested in the last edition of the AA Visiting School Madrid, where a robotically manufactured pavilion was commissioned by the Official College of Architects for a temporal exhibition.
Developing a workflow, which allows the bending of aluminum bars with high degree of precision, it is increased the production speed significatively, allowing the deformation of 900 liner meters of aluminum in 48 hours.
The resulted pavilion combines the robotically fabricated aluminum linear elements, with an active bending structure made out of fiberglass bars.
This could potentially become a dual structure in which both compression and tension forces are supported with discrete linear elements, controlling the local stiffness of both systems locally, through the different arrangements and levels of connectivity between then.
#: ABB robots / Bartlett / ITKE / Elastic Space / Parametric Design / Bending Active