Protocols, Pathways, and Production

Dave Pigram, Max Maxwell, Wes McGee, Ben Hagenhofer-Daniell, Lauren Vasey

Research output: A Conference proceeding or a Chapter in BookConference contribution


Difference and repetition are a recurring thematic within architectural discourse. Through the championing of digital techniques (algorithmic, associative or other) and numerically controlled fabrication methods, contemporary practice seeks an expansion of the linear and highly standardized protocols of industrial production. Algorithmic design methodologies, when coupled to robotic fabrication, enable an explicit and bidirectional traversal of the modern division between design and making (Fig. 1.). This paper describes one such method which modifies the familiar marching cube algorithm to take advantage of its latent possibilities for fabrication efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRob | Arch 2012
Subtitle of host publicationRobotic Fabrication in Architecture, Art, and Design
EditorsSigrid Brell-Çokcan, Johannes Braumann
Place of PublicationVienna, Austria
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783709114650
ISBN (Print)9783709114643
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Protocols, Pathways, and Production'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this