Excavation

Digital form & Material Tooling Integration

 

It is often a critique of digital fabrication that the final product is ignorant of its process. Many aim to achieve replicas of what is seen on the computer screen. In an attempt to begin experimenting with tooling that fits within a design process informed by digital information, a form of procedural excavation went underway. The series began in 3-D modeling software with a process of abstraction and extraction. The resulting forms and data were then used to create G-Code from RhinoCAM in order to mill high density foam positives for rubber negative molds. The final series was cast in concrete from the rubber molds, detailed with brass by hand, and paired with 3-D prints and Wooden overlays in an attempt to combine fabrication methods and continue designing throughout the process.