Spring 2020 – ELEMENTS 2/2: Construction as Performance

Studio Weinand focuses on art and technology and its various interactions. The studio allows the encounter of research and conceptual design in process. IBOIS ongoing research streams are presented and taught. Thus students in architecture have to open up towards research and develop their own research culture in architecture.
The following items are part of the program:
– Scanning technics
– Round wood operations
– Robotic assembly process
– Parametric design
– Development of wood-wood connections
– Reuse of cultural heritage
– Experimentation on numerical and physical models
This semester focused on the reuse of cultural heritage: a Valais mansion dating from the 17th century. Students were asked to perform a full exterior and interior scan using advanced laser scanning techniques. This technological base served both as an inspirational description but also as a scientific survey of the existing.

Guest critic (final critics): Prof. Niels Martin Larsen from the Aarhus School of Architecture (Denmark).

Project: Maxence Grangeot

Project: Tomohiko Nakamura