Tuesday, May 25, 2010

THR_33 Fabrication

CNC Milling the robot shell master patterns (Mastercam assistance provided by Zack Jacobsen-Weaver).

Milled robot shell pattern located in a 'pocket' to prevent the piece flying off the machine.

The robot shell patterns after milling - some trimming and assembly required.

The forms coated with plastic resin glue. These will be used as patterns or 'bucks' for vacuum forming.

The forms sanded and polished (2 days of rubbing) and ready to have hot plastic pulled over them.

Chris Johnson and Westley Burger with a test section of the tea-house skin.

Various options for the laser cut Acrylic connectors between the paper layers of the skin.

A test panel of the vertical, moving elements of the tea-house structure.

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I am exploring a hybrid form of art and design practice through the use of computer-based design and fabrication tools. I am interested in experimental objects and spaces that are dynamic and responsive and seek to challenge perceptions, expectations and established behavior.

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