dictates that each design should be tailored
to the materials that we intend to
use. This creates an intimate link between the
materials we choose and the architecture
Therefore if material availability
changes, it is difficult to change the materials
of a building. Digital
a more ‘agile’ approach to
material specification and procurement
architecture. However current systems tend
to embed the material into the design system.
The disruptive nature of current devel opments in materials scien ce provide uncertainty to the material systems of architecture . At the same time an increasing focus on resource scarcity suggests tha t we should embrace the uncertainty of the materials we choose. But what does this mean for digital architecture? Is there an opportunity emerging here that we have yet to embrace? This workshop deliberately sets out to explore what it means to design without a specific material in a series of pavillions for Delft, Adelaide, Beijing and Tianjin.