In this studio, students developed an understanding of digital design and fabrication technologies as tools for managing a complex negotiation of material, acoustic, geometric, manufacturing and assembly constraints and the resulting effects. They questioned the traditional ideas of design and making, challenging conventional methodologies to arrive at a unified work flow process which re-associated design and production.

The students engaged in the realisation of a digital work flow that considered geometric, material, acoustic, fabrication and machining constraints. This resulted in a custom output which was fed into advanced machining tools using computer numeric control to fabricate a full-scale prototype. Prototyping included use of a 5-axis CNC mill, robotic milling arm, metal high power laser cutting, robotic painting and a CNC bending machine.

Canhui Chen