The hand and the machine: A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook

Chris Knapp

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

Abstract

This paper describes and provides a critique of the design and implementation of the "scoops" - a set of bespoke multifunctioning architectural free-form concrete elements that are a highlight of the new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture by the office of Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham (CRAB). The development includes the transfer of analogue design processes into digital 3d modelling, which is then analysed and rationalized via an exchange with consultants and procurement contractors. The complexity of the concrete works necessitated the use of digital fabrication to make their implementation affordable and within time constraints, with said complexity creating a variety of challenges for many aspects of the entire delivery team. The 3d model played a critical role in communicating intent and accuracy at all stages. The use of site-based craftsmanship combined with computer aided design and fabrication overlapped to realize the project.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOpen systems
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
EditorsR Stouffs, P Janssen, S Roudavski, B Tuncer
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherThe Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)
Pages633-642
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9789881902641
Publication statusPublished - 2013
EventInternational Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia: Open Systems - Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 15 May 201318 May 2013
Conference number: 18th
http://www.caadria.org/cnf/2013.conf.html

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia
Abbreviated titleCAADRIA 2013
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period15/05/1318/05/13
Internet address

Fingerprint

Fabrication
Forms (concrete)
Contractors
Computer aided design
Concretes

Cite this

Knapp, C. (2013). The hand and the machine: A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook. In R. Stouffs, P. Janssen, S. Roudavski, & B. Tuncer (Eds.), Open systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) (pp. 633-642). Singapore: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA).
Knapp, Chris. / The hand and the machine : A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook. Open systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). editor / R Stouffs ; P Janssen ; S Roudavski ; B Tuncer. Singapore : The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), 2013. pp. 633-642
@inproceedings{7a1b0b5a17d447a38a5d0274d1a06254,
title = "The hand and the machine: A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook",
abstract = "This paper describes and provides a critique of the design and implementation of the {"}scoops{"} - a set of bespoke multifunctioning architectural free-form concrete elements that are a highlight of the new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture by the office of Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham (CRAB). The development includes the transfer of analogue design processes into digital 3d modelling, which is then analysed and rationalized via an exchange with consultants and procurement contractors. The complexity of the concrete works necessitated the use of digital fabrication to make their implementation affordable and within time constraints, with said complexity creating a variety of challenges for many aspects of the entire delivery team. The 3d model played a critical role in communicating intent and accuracy at all stages. The use of site-based craftsmanship combined with computer aided design and fabrication overlapped to realize the project.",
author = "Chris Knapp",
year = "2013",
language = "English",
isbn = "9789881902641",
pages = "633--642",
editor = "R Stouffs and P Janssen and S Roudavski and B Tuncer",
booktitle = "Open systems",
publisher = "The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)",

}

Knapp, C 2013, The hand and the machine: A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook. in R Stouffs, P Janssen, S Roudavski & B Tuncer (eds), Open systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), Singapore, pp. 633-642, International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia, Singapore, Singapore, 15/05/13.

The hand and the machine : A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook. / Knapp, Chris.

Open systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). ed. / R Stouffs; P Janssen; S Roudavski; B Tuncer. Singapore : The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA), 2013. p. 633-642.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionResearchpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - The hand and the machine

T2 - A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook

AU - Knapp, Chris

PY - 2013

Y1 - 2013

N2 - This paper describes and provides a critique of the design and implementation of the "scoops" - a set of bespoke multifunctioning architectural free-form concrete elements that are a highlight of the new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture by the office of Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham (CRAB). The development includes the transfer of analogue design processes into digital 3d modelling, which is then analysed and rationalized via an exchange with consultants and procurement contractors. The complexity of the concrete works necessitated the use of digital fabrication to make their implementation affordable and within time constraints, with said complexity creating a variety of challenges for many aspects of the entire delivery team. The 3d model played a critical role in communicating intent and accuracy at all stages. The use of site-based craftsmanship combined with computer aided design and fabrication overlapped to realize the project.

AB - This paper describes and provides a critique of the design and implementation of the "scoops" - a set of bespoke multifunctioning architectural free-form concrete elements that are a highlight of the new Soheil Abedian School of Architecture by the office of Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham (CRAB). The development includes the transfer of analogue design processes into digital 3d modelling, which is then analysed and rationalized via an exchange with consultants and procurement contractors. The complexity of the concrete works necessitated the use of digital fabrication to make their implementation affordable and within time constraints, with said complexity creating a variety of challenges for many aspects of the entire delivery team. The 3d model played a critical role in communicating intent and accuracy at all stages. The use of site-based craftsmanship combined with computer aided design and fabrication overlapped to realize the project.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84894193582&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Conference contribution

SN - 9789881902641

SP - 633

EP - 642

BT - Open systems

A2 - Stouffs, R

A2 - Janssen, P

A2 - Roudavski, S

A2 - Tuncer, B

PB - The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA)

CY - Singapore

ER -

Knapp C. The hand and the machine: A hybrid approach to complex construction in a work of Sir Peter Cook. In Stouffs R, Janssen P, Roudavski S, Tuncer B, editors, Open systems: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). Singapore: The Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA). 2013. p. 633-642