Parametric Furniture Studio
This studio explores the connection between advanced computational design techniques and the engagement of reality in the production of a piece of architecturally embedded furniture.
Processes inherent with contemporary modes of digital design to production including parametric exploration, performative design, solid modeling, computer numerically controlled fabrication and material studies will be used to generate a full-scale template for manufacturing.
The skill to craf material has traditionally been the realm of expression of individuality in the design process.
Through the use of more direct forms of simulation this has become easier to engage, but had removed the physicality of craf from the process.
Contemporary involvement in CNC and parametric techniques has facilitated the potentials of the user to become more involved in the process while simultaneously collapsing the traditional designer and crafsperson duality.
The studio to explored the complete process of the design of a piece of architectural furniture from it’s conception to it’s realization through the production of a full-scale prototype.
This prototypical example were presented by the GSAPP for inclusion into the 2009 Milano Furniture Fair and the New York ICFF. The GSAPP Digital Fabrication Lab (www.arch.columbia.edu/fabcon) and the Non-Linear Solutions Unit (www.arch.columbia.edu/nlsu) will be a research source for the parametric study of design.
Yong Ju Lee
Karen Bechara Mitri