A three day Karamba-Workshop within the M-CDC program at the Detmold School for Architecture & Interior Design, focussing on material-optimized structures. The task of this workshop was to develop a furniture using the structural optimization functions provided by Karamba3d. The results were realised as lasercutted Cardboard-models, and should be stable enough to support two people thanks to its optimized structure.
Defining supports, loads and material
Supports were defined automatically by finding nodes with Z values of 0, that is nodes in direct contact with the ground base. Loads where applied to the sitting planes and in directions perpendicular to them, implying the possibility of loads for the upper back part of the sofa.
Producing the physical prototype
Since the actual definition of the cells implied the use of planar elements only, fabrication was easily implemented using digitally driven sheet cutting processes, in our case laser cutting.
Students: Patric Günther, Manuel Sotomayor, Kaveh Allahdin, Rodrigo Velasco
Instructors: Jens Böke (Detmold School for Architecture & Interior Design), Clemens Preisinger (karamba)
Status: Student Workshop
Year: May 2013