The project “Opti-Knot 3-D” shows that current topics such as digitalization, industry 4.0, and mass customization are directly related to economic uses in the creative industries. The employment of digital planning and calculating approaches can considerably expand the potential complexity of freeform building structures and simplify geometric determination and production. As a proof of concept, this approach was implemented in the form of a pavilion measuring several meters which will be open daily during the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK. Its structure was optimized statically, and the manufacturing data for the nodes produced on a 3-D printer, which automatically generated both dowels and wooden panels.
Supported by aws impulse.