Title: [B:O] [Bijlmer:Oorlog] [Architectural performance protocol (in case of emergency, disaster or war situation) supported in the technology of 3D-printing, in the digital fabrication and robotics].
Function: Development of robots for architecture through 3D-printing and Digital Fabrication.
Site location: Bijlmer (Amsterdam).
City and date of birth: Madrid – April 25th,1980.
University / Institution: University of Alcalá.
Tutor: Manuel Pérez Romero.
Contacts: [email] firstname.lastname@example.org [CV+Portfolio] www.issuu.com/elangelcuadrado
More or less consciously, robotics has joined as an undisputed part of our daily life. It is present in the assembly lines that manufacture our cars, in operations that can save our life, in our leisure time evading us momentarily from reality… then, if architecture is part of our daily life, the future of architecture, is it in robotics?
Donna Haraway, in 1991, wrote her “Cyborg Manifest” which it can be drawn widespread concept (including Diller + Scofidio through) of “Becoming Cyborg” understood as the process of transformation that society is living thanks to the techno-social changes. The mutation of the forms of life in increasingly technological and digitalized context.
From an academic exercise presented in 2012, for this Final Project I make a re-interpretation of the documentation provided and, using as the foundation of current technologies that are emerging in the fields of 3D-printing and milling or CNC (Digital Fabrication), resulting in the following slogan, which it summarizes (in a comprehensive manner) the issue to be addressed and developed.[B:O] is the acronym of [Bijlmer:Oorlog], ie, “Bijlmer at War” in Dutch. But we can extend this title to: “Architectural performance protocol (in case of emergency, disaster or war situation) supported in the technology of 3D-printing, in the digital fabrication and robotics”.
Broadly speaking, and doing a summary, the present Final Project aims to establish a catalog of robots or “Magnets” classified in several systems, which engage in various heights and floors of the buildings in the chosen location, to make these buildings a certain function or specialty, from new types of enclosures to power generation systems, defensive aspects… all enhanced with a new type of train system that will connect all buildings to one another and with the rest of the neighborhood and city.
Within this catalog of robots that have previously explained by a production tree, there are two “Magnets” who are totally related to the neighborhood and town planning. One is the new railway system, like a ring, that we implemented in the neighborhood (which will connect all buildings together, transforming the neighborhood into a system of urban production). Another robot is the URP (Spanish acronym of “Landscape Regeneration Unit”, responsible for implementing greenhouses to regenerate the neighborhood, street furniture, new types of urban flooring…).
All the process will start with the installation in ground floor (and annex to the building) the original “Magnet” or Seed, which consists of a container of the company Alco (an A820-series model), which it contains a MakerBot 3D-printer, a CNC milling contourfive NC 1000 HD and a robot arm. In addition, it is provided with solar panels that feed all the machines of the Seed.
First, this Seed will produce the necessary parts to build 3D-printers XXL that will be the focus of the production of the rest of “Magnet” (or robots) and subsequently they help in the production of parts from other “Magnets”.
Author: Ángel Enrique Cuadrado González.