The Temporal Tenancy installation is a prototype for a rapidly customizable method of making. This method employs robotically hot-wire cut EPS foam blocks with a raceway to allow for post tensioning. These blocks are not permanently fastened together, but rather temporarily compressed by a cable. When the site requires a different function, size, or scale of time, these cables can be released and the blocks will drop with the intention of being recycled and prepared for their next architectural manifestation.
Monthly Archive for June, 2011
The Malleablists (members of the Archiprix International team Malleable Manhattan, lead by Brandon Clifford) have been selected to present their manifesto at the Center for Architecture this Friday, June 8th at 4:30 pm. The Malleablists movement is dedicated to re-imagining the role of the architect in an ever changing society.
This installation is an experiment into rapidly customizable and constructable making. CNC robotically hotwire cut foam building blocks are strung together with cables. These cables are tied off to a foundation and tensioned together to erect the enclosure.