Contemporary architecure practices, driven by the use of advanced computational tools, are focusing on the potential of integrating material properties within the digital model in order to physically inform architectural design. With the implementation of digital custom-based workflows, traditional path can be revisited exploring the emergent properties of original material characteristics.
UnExpected MateReality II aims at investigating the potentialities of material driven design through the application of weaving techniques for the construction of experimental architectural systems. The workshop explores the close correspondence between material properties and assembly systems in basketry, extending the knowledge of weaving under the perspective of contemporary design and fabrication techniques, through a series of computational experiments and simulations.
Workshop activities will focus on the collaborative design and fabrication of an innovative prototype highlighting the properties of digitally crafted patterns.