Tuesday, April 21, 2015

AA Visiting School Lyon

Chocolate and Other Powders. Earth and Digital Ongoing Research
Thursday June 25 – Saturday July 4, 2015

"There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, there is a rapture on the lonely shore, there is society, where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar: I love not man the less, but Nature more." George Gordon, Lord Byron

For the 3rd edition of our Mud & Digital AA Visiting School, we will continue to cut our way through the pathless woods and work together as an experimental lab, to define new structures that never were before.
We will embark on experiments using our body, letting our inner child go free and get dirty, and our natural tendency to enjoy touching the material when it is paste, when it is powder, when it is sprayed, when it is stretched. We’ll define new verbs together.

We’ll continue our quest for the Holy Grail to lead on using the CNC machine as a giant 3D printer for earth. 
We will use Elvis the small robot to pour and spray mixes of earth, fibres, sand, olive oil, washing liquid. 
We’ll define new ingredients to improve the taste of our recipe together.
We will use fabric as a formwork to establish thin earthen shells of different geometries and morphologies to reach new paradigms for us. 
We’ll maintain the intensity and develop this field.

Finally, using earth to fabricate prefabs is a domain that has been rarely investigated. We’re proud of continuing the 1m earthen tiles we started last year to reach manufacturing perfection and patents potential.
Our energy will be deployed to reinvent new social realities, and to explore new alternatives in sustainable housing.

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