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Terrestrial Reef (Pahoehoe Beauty 2)

A post-digital installation within the ‘Show Garden’ silver medal winner GARDENING WILL SAVE THE WORLD – IKEA & TOM DIXON pavilion* at the 2019 RHS Royal Chelsea Flower Show .

‘Terrestrial Reef’ is a large, biodegradable 3D print hybridizing natural and synthetic elements such as soil, agar, Reishi mushrooms and robots. Conceived as a fictional 21st century techno-organic garden, it reflects on the often troubled, incompatible, even oppressive binary relationship of the built environment with the natural environment. Terrestrial Reef

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REX|LAB @ Ars Electronica 2016

FrAgile 3 – Coralloid Cocoons

The installation is part of a series of prototypical and theoretical investigations into FrAgility, which explore the synthesis of agile robotic fabrication methods with fragile materiality. In this case, 3 industrial robots have 3D-printed their own structural, ornamental, porous and coral-like sheltering cocoons in concrete, one of architecture’s archetypical materials. In a second stage, which can be observed live at the Ars Electronica 2016, the robots spin a much finer, filigree and elastic layer … more