Design to Production
This project builds upon a premise that complex double-curved geometries can be built out of simple, planar, and straight elements. As such, it is possible to simplify manufacturing, construction, and assembly processes, as well as decrease the delivery time and cost. When operating with planar and simple components in the form of Kit-of-Parts there is an assumption that such components can be easily used by self-builders, not necessarily building experts. This can empower participatory activities leading to a more sustainable and resilient engaged community. This hypothesis is evaluated through the process of design for manufacture and assembly project of the timber shell, supported by proposed advanced computational design-to-production workflow utilising digital fabrication technologies such as CNC machining and robotic milling. The assembled and erected structure is evaluated in the scope of constructability, deliverability, and operability.