Digital Building Blocks
Author: Gilles Retsin Architecture
Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2017 Installation Programme
The installation is an assembly of discrete building blocks, hollow timber elements that can be manufactured using only a CNC-machine, and combined into a multitude of different structures. Similar to a lego-block, or a piece of data, these elements can be freely recombined. The project explores how digital design could lead to a new construction paradigm, that establishes an architecture which is affordable, open-source, versatile and bottom-up.
The project is co-funded by TAB, the British Council and UCL the Bartlett School of Architecture, where it is part of active research by the UCL Design Computation Lab.