The objective of the workshop was to explore the process from parametric modelling to the production of a physical device and to create conceptual ideas for the installation at the Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2015. The final prototype was intended to meet one or both of the two conditions – control flow or/and produced from a liquid material (e.g. casted).
Tutor: Renee Puusepp
Participating students: Märten Peterson, Sander Paljak, Siim Tiigimägi, Tuuliki Širokova, Liis Uustal, Anni Haldre, Anne Vingisar, Helen Tikka, Joonas Tanne, Marianna Zvereva, Hanna-Liisa Mõtus, Mae Köömnemägi, Ats Buddell
Concepts and prototypes:
1. Upside-down forest
The installation is composed of ceramic pots hanging on the steel chain. Plants in the pots are upside-down which makes it possible to grow them larger without the need of any additional support. Finding the appropriate form for the pots is of crucial importance as plants have to receive enough nutrients, water and sunlight.
This installation investigated the use of termoformed plastic (copolyester) in order to create a water collecting device. Projecting light through the water produced some interesting caustic effects.
3. Landscapes of concrete
During the workshop, we investigated the techniques of casting objects from fine-grain concrete. The best results were achieved with the silicon molds.
4. Water mold
A group of students explored a method of manipulating plastic sheets in order to create 3D molds from 2D elements. 3 sheets of thin plastic were melted together and filled with water to get the 3D shape. This could produce an alternative method of expensive CNC milling for producing molds for casting.