DRL Phase 2

A N T _ W O R K S

Tutor: Theodore Spyropoulos
Team: Dan Wang [ China ] Luis Costa [ Portugal ]
Michael Rogers [ USA ] Sean Gaspar Rasmussen
[ USA ]

In response to the unprecedented population displacement caused
by natural disasters around the world, our design proposal creates
an affordable, lightweight and rapidly deployable prototypical system
providing housing and public facilities. We tested the system at
a variety of scales both inside and outside, focusing on the occupation
of stadiums as a prototypical host.
Building on the work of Charles and Ray Eames and plywood
aircraft construction, our research explores material performance
and economy through the development of lightweight deployable
componentry. Pattern lies at the heart of the design process,
dictating the way we cut, actuate and connect a variety of flat
sheet materials into three-dimensional forms. Operating between
frame and monocoque, our catalogue of components defines flexibility
in terms of material rigidity and connection possibility. Digital
algorithms are used to simulate the organisational outcomes of
recursively aggregating components with minimal design and site