Digital models and AR used to build twisting pavilion

A twisting pavilion has been built by using a combination of augmented reality and more traditional methods.

SomeenHahm Design, Igor Pantic and Fologram collaborated on the building for the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennial. Steam-bent hardwood was used alongside the latest technology to create the project, which is called ‘Steampunk.’

Computer aided manufacturing and robotics have given architects unprecedented control over the materialisation of their designs.

Fologram made "holographic applications" which meant that the team could follow the digital model when bending all the pieces of wood in to place.

Metre-square boards were bent using steam, rather than using pre-cut pieces of wood.

"Computer aided manufacturing and robotics have given architects unprecedented control over the materialisation of their designs," said the design team.

"But the nuance and subtlety commonly found in traditional craft practices is absent from the artefacts of robotic production."

Earlier this month we looked at the innovative art exhibiton which was disolayed in Selfridges until the end of September, as the use of augmented reality continues to increase across different industries. 

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