ESA paris graduates create a new moldable material
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jul 21, 2013
ESA paris graduates create a new moldable material


 

‘straw k’ by ESA paris graduates, france

 

 

as part of the research done on a innovative material during our diploma, which consists of the assembly of plastic tubes by autogenous welding, the project was about making a scale application of it. the project was located in the ecole spéciale d’architecture hall, on non-lanscaped bleachers. the installation created a functional topography where you could sit, lie, walk, hide, etc. as a second skin. the material was able to demonstrate its mechanical, functional and aesthetic qualities to the students and offer an ephemeral atmosphere to the school. while most of the installation was made by an artisan process, two pieces of 1 sq meter each were melted by an industrial robot.

 

 


the seat

 

 


overall view

 

 


the wall from behind

 

 


zoom on the wall (from outside)

 

 


zoom on the wall (from behind)

 

 


robot workshop at eth zurich

 

 


robot making pattern

 

 


patterned piece

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