Oliver Sales (DOP Architecture), Bence Pap (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien)
Sara Ulrich, Eszter Salgo, Paula Nemeth, Adam Fogarassy, Maxim Sas, Lucia Elvira Butnariu, Dorina Oszetzky
The two team leaders worked out the exact structure of the installation during the workshop along with the team members. They used natural shapes and patterns as inspiration as well as digital designing techniques. The most interesting characteristic of TOM-DOM is that it was built without one single screw using only ties to fix the elements.
Our proposal for this years HelloWood workshop will investigate natural patterns as we see and find them within our environment. We will try to abstract information, bring it to the computer and use the found information about patterns, weaving, networks as a starting point for our own design investigations. Rather than pre-conceiving a design in traditional terms “ the master architect ́s - sketch” we will be looking at how within a certain pedagologiccal framework and in conjunction with parametric software, we can move closer in understanding and using information from nature for the construction of our design . We will borrow the intelligency from natural systems - be it structural /environmental / sustainable for creating architecture that will bring nature and human needs “closer”.
SCREW - LESS: The aim is to develop the found patterns into stable structural systems without screws. Japanese wood joinery systems will be explored and investigated for the aim of joining linear ele-