Multimode Subtractive Additive Robotic Materialization of Compound Hard and Soft
Design, Research and Production:
Sina Mostafavi, Benjamin Kemper, Daniel Fischer
The “HYBRID CHAIR demonstrate the integration of multiple robotic production methods that result in a novel multi-material system. This compound of hard and soft is realised through developing and integrating of subtractive manufacturing and robotic 3D printing for product design and architectural scale applications. HYBRID CHAIR by Sina Mostafavi, Benjamin N. Kemper, Daniel L. Fischer presents a customised computational design to robotic fabrication workflow of a material system composed of subtractively produced expanded polystyrene and additively manufactured silicone. Therefore, The integration of these two sets of production methods allows for a symbiosis of hard and soft materials. The complexity and the distribution pattern of the 3d printed silicone cells, with different sizes and typologies, is designed considering the human body heat map and the contact pressure on the seating area.
The “HYBRID CHAIR – Multimode Robotic Materialization” project explores and discusses the implementation of multimode, subtractive-additive, robotic production methods. The research addresses the opportunities and challenges in the integration of subtractive and additive robotic manufacturing routines for architectural scale applications. It specifically presents a customized computational design to robotic fabrication workflow of a material system composed of subtractively produced expanded polystyrene and additively manufactured silicone. The integration of these two sets of production methods allows for a symbiosis of hard and soft materials. Through initial case studies and a pilot subtractive-additive prototype, this project discusses how multimode robotic production methods, with the goal of purposefully expanding the potential of isolated fabrication techniques, results in multiscale and efficient design materialization. Furthermore, this project demonstrates the design, computation, materialization, and prototyping process of a chair project with multiple materials in more detail.
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Supports and sponsors:
TU Delft, Dessau Institute of Architecture, digital.productions, craftwise
Mostafavi S. ¹-², Kemper B.N. ¹ , Fischer D.L. ¹(2019) Multimode Robotic Materialization. In: Robotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art and Design 2018. ROBARCH 2018. Springer.
¹TU Delft & ²Dessau Institute of Architecture