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id acadia12_365
authors Tibbits, Skylar
year 2012
title The Self-Assembly Line
source ACADIA 12: Synthetic Digital Ecologies [Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-62407-267-3] San Francisco 18-21 October, 2012), pp. 365-372
summary As disciplines converge and programmablity becomes ubiquitous from the nano-scale to the human-scale, architecture and construction will likely inherit new processes from design tools, materials, fabrication and construction. This paper outlines the key ingredients for self-assembly and computational construction through a recent project, The Self-Assembly line. This project was commissioned for the 2012 TED Conference, described as “an installation that builds installations,” and was built to show autonomous self-assembly at furniture-scales. A new intuition is proposed for the construction of large-scale structures and gives insight for potentially expanding a designer’s role in self-assembly processes outside of the discipline of architecture. Future applications are outlined for self-assembly and programmable materials at large-scale lengths.
keywords Self-Assembly , Programmable materials/matter , Computational Construction , Intelligent Building Materials
series ACADIA
type normal paper
email tibbits2@gmail.com
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