Current practices emphasise the stiffness of material to ensure structural performance. Building systems such as louvers or other adjustable shading systems and employ mechanical means to activate change.
Generally, applied digital fabrication technologies are subtractive causing material waste at fabrication level. New research explores additive processes in building realization creating more sustainable and materially smart solutions.
Arthur Prior is a Marie Curie Researcher at the Bartlett school of Architecture, London. He is currently pursuing practice-based research into hybrid manufacturing processes, employing the use of both additive and subtractive...