While traditional building processes result in substantial material wastage, from manufacturing to construction, we aim to do more with less. Our project enables weak sustainable materials to become stiff structures that define qualitative spaces with an ornate character.
We are developing a generative method of topological formation, which negotiates structural, programmatic, environmental and ornamental concerns whilst minimizing the deployment of material. It is a systemic approach that allows us to design at a range of architectural and material scales, thus challenging the high modernist notion that space and structure should manifest as singular generic environments in which any activity can take place.
As our methodology directly operates at micro scales of matter where material organization is defined, we can generate a highly detailed, structurally performative and materially efficient tectonic, dissolving the notion of parts and whole. As opposed to distinct contrasts, this tectonic contains varying gradients of hard to soft architectural elements. Enabling control of resolution and customization in fabrication produces an output that economizes on material usage without compromising design intent.