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MATWORKS is a multi-material construction technique that builds complex material networks for architectural applications. Granular materials like dry mortar, sand and sawdust are deposited on site by a customised CNC-machine and produce functionally diverse construction elements.

(2011)

See Project VIDEO

material interaction simulation:
MAW_simulation_01

Simulation for multiple material deposition:
MAW_simulation_02

Material deposition:
MAW_mat_samples_00

Material sample:
MAW_mat_samples_01

Customized CNC-Machine:
MAW_tools_01

Team at work:
MAW_team_01

Developed by:
Martin Firera (Italy)
Julian Hildebrand (Germany)
Ohad Meyuhas (Israel)
Jordi Portell (Spain)

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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