Homo Faber: Modelling, Identity and the Post Digital

Melbourne Museum
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Homo Faber: Modelling, identity and the post-digital
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Background Final exhibition in a series examining the role ofthe physical and digital models in architecture and design. The project was part of an investigation funded by the ARC. The aim or tile research was to investigate the role and importance of modelmaking in the design process. The work was exhibited at the Melbourne Museum together with other researchers and designers. Contribution The importance of modelmaking in the design process was demonstrated in the exhibition. The experiments discussed demonstrated a shift of resolving the design hom a sketch level at the beginning to a state of tila art model. The prototype ofthe 3D voxcl facade, on which the PhD thesis was based upon, has been exhibited as an example of how digital research and physical making has ended up in a product. The exhibition included a total of four models (sec Pictures below), Each model represented one stage of the development towards the final prototype. Significance The research exhibited was accompanied by a series of testing and prototyping thus the outcome is the result of a try, evaluate and improve methodology. This methodology was also applied and tested in the PhD thesis. The participation in the exhibition enabled the research to reflect onto the methodology and getting peer review by the visitors. The participation in the exhibition led to a contributing book chapter about the role of model making in architecture and design.
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