Exploration MSS3 Fall 2021

Joar Hansson

Exploration 1: Pattern relief

This exploration departed in appropriation of existing architectural elements (or a pattern in this case), which are given new expressions that are dependent on the technique used to fabricate them. The trace of the tool is also something that was identified as common in many types of traditional handcraft.

An imprint of the CNC-machine onto the relief was achieved by using tolerances smaller in the digital model than what the router would be able to mill. As the machine only sees the digital material, making sure it actually is able to translate it is up to the operator. In this case, this “error” in translation was used as a method of exploration.

The milling was done in a board of pine wood, and its negative was later casted in concrete.