Scripted Materials

Wilkins, G, Zilka, L and Cherrey, J 2011, 'Scripted Materials', in Joshua M. Taron; Vera Parlace, Branko Kolarevic, Jason S. Johnson (ed.) Proceedings of Acadia 2011: Integration through computation, Calgary, Canada, 11-16 October, 2011, pp. 1-22.


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Title Scripted Materials
Author(s) Wilkins, G
Zilka, L
Cherrey, J
Year 2011
Conference name Acadia 2011: Integration through computation
Conference location Calgary, Canada
Conference dates 11-16 October, 2011
Proceedings title Proceedings of Acadia 2011: Integration through computation
Editor(s) Joshua M. Taron; Vera Parlace, Branko Kolarevic, Jason S. Johnson
Publisher Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture
Place of publication Calgary, Canada
Start page 1
End page 22
Total pages 22
Abstract Looking to fabrication technologies as a way to bridge the gap between design and execution, this research tested various methods for the digital optimization of flat sheet materials, specifically those which can be reclaimed from building and manufacturing sites. By reordering conventional design processes to begin with (reclaimed) material constraints we are looking to close the gap in the cycle of sheet material manufacturing and reduce the amount of building waste in architectural projects. This paper will discuss the process of embedding digital information and scripting processes into material systems in order to rethink the relationship between input and output in design, especially in the context of sheet material manufacturing, reclamation, fabrication and distribution. Two projects situated within architectural design studios are cited as examples to this approach, with further speculation on how the work might shift the role of 'craft' further upstream in architectural and educational practices.
Subjects Architectural Design
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