Tectonic Symbiosis is a sculptural vault like structure, aiming to explore generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques
The programme investigated material behaviour and its limitations as design drivers. Through experimentations inter-relation between analog and digital design techniques were explored using scaled physical models of funicular structures and volumetric components.
The selected material, EPS foam, was carved with robotic hot-wire cutting technique in order to devise a component-based global configuration defined by continuity and variation. Simultaneously, an analogue hot-wire cutting machine was developed by understanding the principles of the unique fabrication technique. The key objective in this process has been to integrate digital and analogue fabrication techniques throughout the whole fabrication and assembly processes. The parameters of the final prototype comprise factors such as structural performance, tactility, light, and shadow.
//Roles: Digital Fabrication, Fabrication Algorithm, Unit Optimization for Fabrication.
//Tutors: Aslı Aydın, Cemal Koray Bingöl, Elif Erdine, Efe Gözen, Alexandros Kallegias, Benay Gürsoy Toykoç, Gamze Gündüz