01marAll Day15ExhibitionSOFT STRUCTURES: EXPERIMENTS IN DIGITAL MATERIALITYExhibition at the library(All Day) TYPE OF ACTIVITYExhibition

Event Details

What happens when you combine cutting-edge fabrication technology with intrinsic material knowledge?

A  group of staff, researchers, and students attended the four-day workshop Soft Structures where they explored the digital materiality of complex concrete building components through iterative full-scale design and fabrication.

A sample of the process and results is now exhibited at the library.

At the workshop, architectural wall designs were rationalized and subdivided down to a small design space and fabricated in sequence using a fully parametric fabrication workflow. Industrial robots mounted with hotwire cutters were used to efficiently cut through square EPS foam blocks, resulting in negative concrete formworks.

The workshop instructors Research Assistant Ryan Hughes, PhD-fellow Asbjørn Søndergaard, and Teaching Assistant Professor Anders Kruse Aagaard introduced the participants to a large variety of surface treatments, and the workflow of mixing, casting, and demolding concrete elements.

The pieces on display in the library range from the finished pieces to the early sketch formworks.

When: 1 – 15 March 2017. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 10.00 – 16.00, Wednesday: 10.00 – 18.00, Friday: 10.00 – 15.00
Where: Aarhus School of Architecture, the library, Nørreport 20, 8000 Aarhus C

Everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition, entrance is free.



march 1 (Wednesday) - 15 (Wednesday)