NAME: STRAIGHT EDGE, 2010
LOCATION: TAMPERE, FINLAND
TYPE: WORKSHOP AND INSTALLATION
SIZE: 86 SQM
CLIENT: UPM, TAMPERE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
TEAM: EMMI KESKISARJA, KRISTOF CROLLA, SEBASTIEN DELAGRANGE
As a part of a self-initiated research project, I organised a Workshop titled ”Digital Design and Fabrication on Workshop” in the Tampere University of Technology. Kristof Crolla and Sebastien Delagrange were invited in the process as visiting specialists.
Straight edge was one of the two pavilions that were designed and built during the workshop, as excercises in digital design and digital production. The main undertakement was to create rigid load-bearing 3d-geometries by applying 2d-elements through parametric design and CNC -fabrication.
The Staight Edge -paviljion is based on computer-aided mass-customization within a zero-tolerance. The overall shape of the study is defined by a sophisticated parametric scheme, which divides the triangulated 3d-shape into cubical segments. The basis for the 3d-shape is a double-curved saddle-shape, which is inherently self-supporting.
All the components were fabricated directly based on the information derived from the 3d-model. There are 519 individual parts. CNC water-cutting enabled accurate and easy production of the shapes. A number- and color-coded model enabled the manual assembly of the installation the courtyard of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in the Tampere University of Technology.