Wallacei was introduced to the students of the 2019 Visiting School cycle as part of their digital workflow. The school’s design brief was to design and fabricate urban furniture using shotcrete processes and robotic rod bending techniques.
Wallacei was used extensively to optimize the final design proposal for structural performance, geometric restrictions, and robotic fabrication constraints. Minimum structural displacement, minimum length of rods, creating seating areas and using the force flow of the concrete shell to form the openings in the final form were among other design objectives Wallacei optimized for.
Directed by Dr Elif Erdine and Milad Showkatbakhsh, the Architectural Association Visiting School in Istanbul, in collaboration with Istanbul Bilgi University, is a unique learning and making experience. The program continues to build on its expertise on generative design methodologies and large-scale prototyping techniques.
Checkout the Wallacei showcase section to see the amazing work and to learn more about the Visiting School.