Informance believes in the the cultural shift by digital technology that is transforming design, construction, operation, and inhabitation of buildings. At the core of this shift digital information is replacing traditional modes of documentation and communication in the design and construction industry. This liberation with a simultaneous gain of control is an opportunity for change and innovation.
FABbots is the fruit of a series of design & research studios directed by Marta Malé-Alemany in several international schools of Architecture. All projects have been developed in teams, and have benefited from a supporting group of expert tutors and multidisciplinary consultants.
Onix i s an open source robotic controller for universal robots
currently in beta. Right now onix can generate URscript programs for
universal robots using it's inverse kinematic solver with the ability to
stream directly to the multiple robots at once. The set of tools
includes Inverse kinematic solver for the non spherical wrist UR10
robots, end effectors and I/O tools, program generation and program
streaming components. All the tools are open source under the creative
common licence.Feel free to edit update and improve the codes and
clusters and share it with others. The tool was created during the
AAC "adaptive architecture and computation 2012/2013" course Thesis ,
Bartlett school of architecture, UCL, London.
Link to 'ONIX' grasshopper webpage Link to 'THINKING ROBOTICS' blog
G30 Obuchi Laboratory at the University of Tokyo is dedicated to
interdisciplinary design research connecting architecture, engineering,
and computations to explore the ecosystems of contemporary urban
environments. It seeks to develop and speculate upon new knowledge for
architecture, where the practice of design engages in both social
constructs and material performances on a number of scales. Its goal is
to redefine the role of architecture as the essential element to
theorise, conceptualise, analyse, form, organise, and generate new ideas
of and for sustainable future–‐built environments.
MASTA consists of a set of software tools which permit the construction of large scale structures and sculptures with the aid of 3D printers and a subsequent manual assembly process. These software tools work by fragmenting large 3D models into pieces which have a printable size for usual personal 3D printing devices.