Conceptual Joining – Wood Structures from Detail to Utopia was shown at AIL in October 2019.
The artistic research project Conceptual Joining investigates wood constructions in a series of structural and spatial experiments. By combining the intelligence of traditional craftsmanship with the potential of computational techniques different design methods and techniques are developed.
The exhibition focuses on two projects that explore the relationship between material, structure and space. Branch Formations is about utilizing naturally grown wood elements as components of a spatial framework. In Interlocking Spaces joining principles, derived from traditional Japanese Architecture, are expanded by digital systematics, forming complex configurations. The working process and results of 2.5 years of research are presented. Full scale installations, models, videos and Augmented Reality allow for an interactive experience of an architectural speculation.
Leitung: Christoph Kaltenbrunner
Forschungsteam: Lukas Allner, Daniela Kröhnert, Philipp Reinsberg, Mechthild Weber
MentorInnen: Karin Raith, Anja Jonkhans und Clemens Preisinger
Ein Projekt gefördert von österreichischer Wissenschaftsfonds (FWF) / PEEK Programm
Photos: Zara Pfeifer