Fusing Design and Construction as Speculative Articulations for the Built Environment

Apr 06, 2015

The authors discuss an experiment, based in Sweden and using granite as the choice of material, relying on multiple computational processes that guide a physical construction. The authors suggest linking physical environments, based on their optical properties, to digital processing capabilities with the purpose of fusing design with construction. They exemplify how to achieve this by implementing a framework that supports the construction of dry stone walls on site in real time. The construction process requires natural stones of any size, a mobile display, a depth sensor, and a computing device.

keywords: Dry Stone, Mixed Reality, Computational Composite, 3D Scanning, Augmentation

Stig Anton Nielsen (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Alexandru Dancu (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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