The assignment was to design and build (by ourselves) a pavilion-size construct which should be usable 24 hours a day in a collaboration lab together with a design team from the Nanjing Art Institute.
The installation is an exhibition space that inhabits a design forum where students can present and post their projects to get feedback from other students (from Nanjing as well as Delft). It functions as the physical interface for the input and output of various types of data, like images, text and audio and it is.
The general idea of the construction setup is the principle of the Neuron. The complete construction is a network of nodes, where a single node can not do anything, but the composition of all the nodes creates a constructive network.
One of the main principles within the detail of the single node was that it had to be possible to fabricate through a CNC-system. This implies that all the construction elements need to be fabricated in 2D. This keeps the fabrication-technique ‘low-tech’, therefore ‘low-cost’ and the final assembly easy to construct.
The design consists of a system where the different elements can slide into each other. This gives a production-technique that is based on 2D elements, and that could be easily assembled by ourselves. The system consists of interlocking elements which create stability from within itself.