DIGITAL GLASS FABRICATION SUMMER PROJECT
Selected works from my summer internship at Autodesk:
My internship project combines the digital fabrication resources and glass working resources here at Autodesk BUILD Space. The aim is to explore the possibilities of new form and functions for glass that can be fabricated using current digital fabrication technologies. Through combining mold making casting, waterjet machine cutting and kiln slumping, I experiment with casting and creating organic and interlocking glass form that interacts with light, shadow, and the environment in new and interesting ways. I hope to explore ways glass may be constructed systematically or parametrically as an entirely new series of possibilities for the use of this material in the architecture, engineering and construction industries.
BUILDing Forward, an exhibition sponsored by the Autodesk BUILD Space, explores the innovation around ‘making’ in the building and infrastructure industries—both material fabrication and larger construction.
The exhibition demonstrates the future of making and the radical changes in the way things are designed, made, and used in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields. BUILDing Forward introduces this future as an opportunity to craft a new collective understanding of what's possible in our built environment: how people design, make, and work together.
Through a series of artifacts from prototypes of timber towers to studies on the form and function of glass created in the Autodesk BUILD Space, as well as programs and events, BUILDing Forward addresses three key themes: the shift experienced by the design industry, the blurring line between architect and builder, and how technology is helping designers to create buildings and infrastructure that are socially and physically connected, sustainable, resilient, and beautiful.