New Sources is a case study using leftover materials from wood industry through an interconnection of 3d-scanning, computational design and robotic manufacturing. Raw birch branches are 3D-scanned and then virtually precessed by algorithms to constantly recalculate all production data for each individual part of an object. Due to the irregularity of the material every object becomes a unique piece.
The Computational Log Chair is the first object of this series. Precisely milled surfaces and edges appear all around the object and stand in contrast to the raw branch surface to display the intersection between nature and technology. Birch bark partly remains and becomes a natural ornament. It keeps the original character of the material. The chair criticizes mass consumption and questions the standardization of natural grown materials in the domestic environment.
the computational log chair is the first application of this casestudy using left over materials from wood industry as an alternative material source for building domestic objects. in this case birch branches are used. due to the irregularity of the material itself every serially produced object is a unique piece. the precisely milled surfaces that appear all around the object communicate the intersection between nature and technology. The birch bark partly remains and works as a natural ornament to celebrate nature and its irregular forms. The material choice criticizes mass consumption and questions the standardization of natural grown materials in industrial context.