A HUMAN SCALEThe built environment is filled with recurring elements. Why should designers reinvent everything from scratch every time? The beams+post portico; the staircase; the doorway/overhang/frame, are examples of elements. The 2014 Architecture Biennial curated by Rem Koolhaas was titled Elements, and devoted to exactly this category of objects. We define elements as groups of building materials assembled in ways that compose a part of a building. With such a definition, an element occupies a scale in-between the building, and the invididual panel or tile. The scale of the element corresponds with the scale of the small hut. One might say that it corresponds to the human scale of close-up experience of the built environment. It is an old scale.
PARAMETRIC DESIGNWe design elements as autonomous objects. They become more perfect at every new iteration. We are using these elements in our own buildings. However, we are also happy to make them available for other architects or contractors to use.We are using parametric design to realize these: every new production of the element may be done with somewhat different dimensions, because the underlying engineering challenges have been resolved properly. In addition, we know how to produce reasonably fast, customized formwork, by using state-of-the-art production technology.
ECONOMIC OPTIMIZATIONWe continuously develop our expertise in the civic use of industrial (standardized, modular) production systems buildings, in addition to advanced manufacturing techniques (3d-printing, CNC fabrication, and intelligent sensing systems). Our Elements branch is currently developing fast. Please join our community with ideas for use, investment, and application.
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