Through series of resin casting, this project searches for a methodology of crafting volumes that liberates digitally-determined material expressions that tend to follow 3D-printing and laser-cutting.
This project chronicles a range of experimentation in resin-casting. They investigate accordingly (1) Materiality and Embedment - optical results and characteristics of stone/metal fillers, (2) Form - 3D-printing and casting in silicone moulds, (3) Duality of Colours, Translucency and Finishing - colour gradient control and sanding techniques, and (4) Composition and Crafting Atmosphere - the final articulation.
The proposal was orginated from a 3D model in studio work. It was a result of following a contour in Alvar Aalto’s Experimental House temperature mapping across time. The contours were vertically examined and lofted. The models were porcelain-slip-casts and 3D-printed and cast in silicone which were used as moulds. Running in parallel, Inter 9 studio encourages model-making as an operative means to suggesting architectural proposals. Not only did clear resin-casting become an effective tool in analysing the model’s formal character and viewing relationship, it also became a progressive means of conveying the essence of the studio project. The most treasured lesson in this course was controlling the distillation of motifs and understanding how resin-casting can be used as a medium to craft ambiguity and ambience