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FABRIC BLOCK

2018 May / C.A.S.T Workshop / Instructor

Sand Scape is a collective project with students participating in C.A.S.T workshop series. It focuses on the design of meaningful interactions between human and materials by exploring interactive architecture through cross-disciplinary research and making.Malleable and flexible spatial interfaces have the potential to enable new forms of interaction and expressiveness through flexible materials and computational sensors. By taking materials of architecture, students explore how the behavior of users can interact with spatial recognition.

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  • Fabric Block is a malleable reusable fabric cloth which can be utilized in a variety of ways: a network system, toy, architectural structure, and more. Prototypes employ new methods of fabric forms to explore the structural performance of catenary shapes found in thin shells.

  • The process of Fabric Block‚Äôs creation involves filling a suspended sewn fabric with earth and then its 3D shape is manipulated into a soft assembly form by wrapping it around a pre-casted block. The soft form is then hardened by a solution and the earth is emptied out, leaving behind a semi-opaque, free-standing, super lightweight shell.

  • Fabric Block can be adaptable depending on its materials and adjusting the hardness and softness with the hardening solution. Future exploration can be done on how the Fabric Block be used in a per formative manner or for industrial purposes.

  • Fabric Block is a malleable reusable fabric cloth which can be utilized in a variety of ways: a network system, toy, architectural structure, and more. Prototypes employ new methods of fabric forms to explore the structural performance of catenary shapes found in thin shells.

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  • gravel + sandrigid fabricelastic forc: MEDIUM

  • saw dustsilicone + cornstarchelastic force

  • fine sandstretchy fabricelastic force

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    Operation

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    Z-axis Drawing

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    Multi Users