This is basically a system that has all its components and variable fixed, except one – where do we place our energy source (the weight) – in space. This will produce different patterns of action according to the planes- highest lowest and receiving plain of the material.As we explained in the video we are dealing with environments. So what is our Environment? Our machine is producing these environments.  But, we consider it to be an environment for itself…an architectural one.Sometimes the environments created by the machine, merge with it and become one. A place inside of a place.This is a shape, a volume, that stores energy and timeThe Machine creates this magic- its a side effect of the material we are usingSoon enough we started to create volumes and shapesLooking closer we can see textures

Terrains and structures that became more and more ArchitecturalWe fell in love, and got more curious about what can happen, so we kept pushing even further   By introducing these patterns, structures and volumes to the computer, we started to analyze and show the energy map and distribution of the material 

Taking this environment, this machine, and going higher – literally. We were exploring the relationship between height, energy and time…The tension between up and down started to appear as we let the machine create the environment it was interacting with The question about what was creating what?

started to appear and the machine became more and more a part of its surroundings, but also creating it   So we guess you are asking how is it made…This is how it looks like. This is the real thing.  After many models, mockups and tests we got to thisThe evolution of machine construction was long and ran alongside the whole process involving many different designs to make the machine more precise

Our machine has 4 main parts:

  1. Machine body made out of 4 mm plywood
  2. The Shredder -that spreads the material
  3. Height mechanism- to change the shredders height
  4. And the engine/power

Over time we developed a set of different tools and a system that helps us to experiment

In order to show and understand the relationship between the change of space and the energy output along time we compute the experiments to get more accurate results.In this image we can see one of the frames used in the computational analysis for us to demonstrate how the analysis and logic was madeWe started to compute the contours of the material as it touches the receiving plane.Then, by taking the center point of each contour we were able to get the distance from the center to each point. At this point we could understand the relation between the rotation speed and the distance it shoots the material.Then get the relationship between the points according to proximity , to later being able to get the path of inertia of those points, given by the centrifugal force in within. This to visualize how and where does the volume starts  building upwe were also able to visualize the energy flow in the empty space, according to the movement and the accumulation of the material along the surface.Finally we could see the volume output of the whole process of each experiment, as an environment of its own. ¿Drawing? it as a topographic landscape.This drawing Shows us the relationship between the Computational side to the machine Behind the scenes are Lying layer of calculations and drawings. We calculated energy to run the machine to get the data we need to disconnect from the electricity, and to accurately enter information into the computerHere is the data that was collected from some experiments Proving the direct relationship between energy and distance and size of shapeHere we can see a section of my building and the way the position of our weight is giving the amound of The processOutcomeSelf Sufficient Buildings

Envisioning energy

Faculty: Edouard Cabay, Peter Geelmuyden Magnus, Oana Taut

Students: María Andrea Gameros, Bruno Ganem Coutinho, Daniel Nahmias
Special thanks:  Marcus Frieze For the Voice-over 

IAAC 2020