Talk by Dylan Wood and Laura Kiesewetter on: Material Programming: A bio inspired, bio based, and bio shaped approach to form generation and future construction
hylo tech is a design and technology team developing self-shaping manufacturing technology driven by the intrinsic, shape-shifting, hygroscopic nature of wood materials. We use computational design and patented fabrication methods to explore new functionality in wood construction, ranging from self-shaping furniture to lightweight, load-bearing, curved building components. Our ethos lies in utilizing the ecological aspects of the materials we build with, for simplicity and performance. Our presentation will introduce the concept of Material Programming for fabrication, showcased in timber architecture through the Urbach Tower and at the furniture project HygroShape.