Knitted Wood

Knitted Wood aims to explore the transition between craft and digital design as well as digital fabrication by developing an aggregation system for a single type wood component of 28x28x200mm.

The process starts with physical experiments of joint possibilities and material properties of the wood itself.

Each of the lengths of the sticks is given a function/type of connection: Type a_horizontal > (400 + 400mm) Tangent Connection; Type b_horizontal> (300+200+300mm) Channel Connection; Type c_vertical > (200mm) Corner Connection.

After these first experiments, all possible joints are combined in small scale design and tested with robotic assemblage. Taking the feedback of the test, aggregation rules are redeveloped and carried out to the final design.

The final proposal explores the combination of two different types of growth. One that develops in horizontal and provides a solid base to spread from, and a second one that has a more vertical behavior allowing for a fastest space colonization.

The robotic built prototype, that resembles a chair, shows the relationship between the two different planes that can be achieved using wasp-plugin.


Knitted Wood is a project of IaaC, Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia developed in the Masters of Robotics and Advanced Construction in 2019/20 by: Students: Anna Batallé, Elena Jaramazovic, Irem Yagmur Cebeci Faculty: Pablo Zamorano, Aldo Sollazzo, Raimund Krenmueller, Soroush Garivani