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An explosive array of form-making possibilities remains essentially latent in 21st Century design and manufacturing technologies. What early 20th Century industrial technology enabled in depth of production, today’s digital technology enables in breadth of formal possibilities. True innovation is not to be found in superficial applications of our building blocks of old, rather in the re-design of modules themselves, the DNA from which surfaces take shape.
As we launch headlong into revolutionary pursuit, let us reflect on the time honed, common sense basis of modules of old, and their relevance today.
Plasticities is exploring the use of plastic in this module-forming process. Several arrangements were made possible and an array of plausible configurations have been tested. The end product of this process is envisaged as a pavilion to be installed in the Harvard Yard.
shape bended into module
aggregation of modules