Metaflux – Architecture Biennial, Corderie dell’Arsenale, Venice Italy [12.09.04-07.11.04]
Metaflux – Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon Portugal [11.12.04-30.01.05]
Metaflux – Fundação Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo Brasil [17.05.05-10.07.05]
Collaborators: Nat Keast, Samuel White, Mark Andrews
Manufacturing: Zone Creations
The NURBSTER II consists of a table for exhibition purposes that features a series of models and objects by marcosandmarjan at the Metaflux exhibition during the Venice Biennale 2004. Created through CAD/CAM processes, it follows previous experiments for Unit 20 exhibitions at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Its ornamental character expresses deliberate design eccentricities within the precision and material efficiency of the CAD-operated process. It adapts traditional oriental wooden construction techniques of cut-joint fittings without additional fixings for quick assembly and disassembly.
The NURBSTER series aims at developing a poetic digital avant-garde through 2D/3D software, computer numerically controlled (CNC), computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and rapid prototyping (RP) technologies that go beyond software-related aesthetics and parametric constraints. In order to push the boundaries of experimental applied research in the rapidly changing discipline of architecture, the NURBSTERs challenge the dichotomy of style/structure within the digital discourse and communicate systematically gained practical experience and knowledge through manufacturing.