Melika Aljukic (Croatia/Australia),
Margarita De Bruijn (Netherlands),
Sreerag Palangat Veetil (India),
Carles Sala Roig (Spain)
Within the brief of Reconsidering Elementarism, we are trying to integrate different processes within architecture through computation. The aim is to develop a scalable, systemic, generative methodology, keeping the notion of universality intact. As the relationship between man and machine becomes more intertwined, we aim to integrate positive aspects of technology within architectural design processes with a strong social commitment. With this intent we believe in controlling materiality, manufacturing, construction and the consumption of spaces through the recent developments in neurosciences and brainwave measurements. The project considers geometry and the materiality of architecture as a linguistic loom, dissimulated into elements and the joints and strings produced by them. The project experiments with simple tetrahedral elements with hinge joints to produce a cube. The cube becomes a kinematic structure called a kaleidocycle, experimenting with the spatiality of this geometry and giving rise to forms like oloids and other surfaces. With our system we intend to develop a deployable proto-typical dwelling unit, which robustly retorts to the current political and economical concerns of a global capitalist society, through lightweight intelligent materials and flat-pack tessellations.