Status: Competition Entry
Design team: Mahdi Alibakhshian
Research Through Fabrication
When it came to propose a research base approach in fabrication through digital approaches, our approach remained on understanding the essence of materials in a bottomed up process. It started from researches through various materials, joints, colors, textures, smell, melting temperature. Because of understanding material behavior while they are converting from one condition to another, their reactions with neighbor material was the next question to figure out. Expansions and shrinkage and their connection systems was also a very main criteria to research for.
Fabricating a Component Two offsets of layers of Alusion aluminum stacked to hot moldable acrylic at the temperature of 300 degree there is a potential for producing a new moldable shape of acrylic. Similar to the behavior of waffle maker, upon compressing porous aluminum plates and separating them while they are still hot we started to produce a fluid elastic shape. Upon the right cooling process, the acrylic can act as a compression element. It is the elastic quality of hot acrylic that allows it to form and take a random shape. Using the door Hinge joint help us to have two angular aluminum surfaces. This combination allows us to shape the acrylic while it is involved in the porosity of aluminum.
All about the argument of this proposal is defining a converse behavior. metaphorically acrylic plastic starts to elastically take a shape in which pretends the tension behavior. By freezing the warm acrylic through time, it starts to stiffen operating as a compression element. This converse behavior helps the whole structure remain stand while it is linearly distribute all of the loads on three points. Three points are the connection of porous aluminum surfaces with the ground.