This installation is the result of the ‘robotic fabrication’ research collaboration between Studio RAP and UNStudio.
The aim of the collaboration is to infuse the architectural design with fabrication specific constraints and possibilities to achieve more efficiently produced expressive designs.
The installation was designed for the robotic hot-wire cutting process. The limitation – ruled geometry – and main advantages – little material waste and high fabrication speed – were used to inspire the mathematical design.
The design is based on a gyroid, an infinitely connected triply periodic minimal surface, and was divided into similar, stackable elements. In this way the large installation (4x4x4m) could be fabricated with a minimal amount of waste and transported in a small van.
Gyroi was shown at the Amsterdam RAI during Building Holland 2016.