Studio 2B: Computational building development and transformation strives to explore the field of architectural expression and the development of habitable and functional spaces that can be realised through the employment of computational toolsets and manufacturing systems.
Studio 2B seeks to question and test computational technology and its impact on buildings at scales ranging from parts to the whole, from inspiration to analysis to optimization and production. The studio uses an understanding of the technologies available for building today to investigate, design and construct architectural solutions for specific functions and habitation. We believe technology can further enhance the architectural profession in making desirable spaces.
The implementation of emergent computational toolsets in architecture opens a limitless field of opportunities towards diverse and specific analytical realities, spatial conditions, formal expressions and detailed constructions. The implementation of computer‐aided manufacturing processes instigates the potential for meaningful manifestations of the digital in physical form while offering new platforms of customization in making.
This studio encourages students to make use of and question all forms of computational technology, from simulation software to digital fabrication equipment, testing the merits (and limitations) of each technology to better understand their influence and inspiration on design. As such, this studio will make heavy use of the school’s production workshops, because in our opinion, experiments only become truly interesting when they find their way into the physical world.