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Igloo

Yusuke Obuchi and Robert Stuart-Smith Studio

Students
Povilas Cepaitis (Lithuania)
Diego Ordonez (Ecuador)
Carlos Piles (Spain)
Lius Enrique (Spain)

Project
Constant Formwork

Constant Formwork is an evolutive fabrication system based on using the form as formwork for the next form. Proto-tectonics deals with the combination of the concepts of time and material through the juxtaposition of two different planes: generative design research and production processes. We understand evolution as a production system as opposed to mass production and mass customisation, rethinking the protocols of the casting technique by transforming formwork from the mere technical tool for construction into a generative design tool. Casting on casting produces highly evolved structural field conditions which are able to generate space, exhibiting gradual changes as well as mutated anomalies, distorting the legibility of the entire body while keeping its integrity and overall coherence. We see architecture as a state of Constant Formwork.