Special Topics in Fabrication: Formworks

Visual Studies

Fall 2012 + Spring 2013

Joshua Draper, instructor

Formworks hybridized methods of casting with digital fabrication. In doing so, we challenged the repetitive nature of casting and formwork by developing a parametric, dynamic formworks system and producing a series of precast elements using that system. Organized around a series of short but intense assignments, students were introduced to 1 and 2 part molds, silicone casting, vacuforming, rotational molding and a variety of casting materials. Students responded with their own system that took these techniques and systems of organization, assembly and fabrication further.

Amir Afifi, Alfonso Jurado, Matt Miller + Peggy Yousefein A/B/C
Axelle Zemouli, Elaine Hoffman + Matt Wang D
Hugo Santibanez + Yikum Kassa E/F/G
Rebecca Levy, Ni Zhang, Mengna Miao + Shu Fa Pa H/I