Free exploration / James Nanasca / Sumer Singh
An exploration into nested aggregations to uncover digital methods to control aggregation of "blobby" components with discrete part-to-part connections in different materials. Using a variety of physical and digital explorations, this research presents a workflow for “blobby” formworks that can be filled with custom concrete mixes to produce discrete components. Physical tests yielded optimal process for the treatment of “bag” formwork, concrete mix and fill methods. These physical tests were then brought into digital environments for animation and simulation to produce new forms and test new nesting formations. Using Isosurface and Metaball typologies, nested volumes can be produced that will aggregate and join tectonically in a part-to-part relationship. This digital process allows for the creation of custom volumes as the aggregation of nested parts constructed with 3D printed Isosurfaces and casted “blobs”.