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ARE(A)NA produces building structures out of solidified sand, directly on site. After a CNC controlled process of sand collection and re-distribution, a liquid binder is poured on these robot-generated sand formations.
Given that only where there is binder gets solidified, the rest of the sand acts as a temporal scaffold. When the loose sand is removed, inhabitable spaces appear magically on the ground.

(2011)

See Project VIDEO

simulating holes and piles:
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analysis of possible pile structures:
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complex material deposition using a hacked milling-machine:
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architectural vision:
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ARE_vision_02

Developed by:
Miguel Guerrero (Spain)
Chryssa Karakana (Greece)
Carolina Miro (Ireland)
Anastasia Pistofidou (Greece)

Tutored by:
Marta Malé-Alemany / Research & Development director
Brian Peters / Research & Development assistant

With consultants:
Santiago Martin / Computational design
Victor Viña / Electronics

Context:
Digital Tectonics ‘FABBOTS 2.0’ Research & Development Studio
Master in Advanced Architecture, IAAC (Barcelona, Spain)

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