The project MEANS is an installation made of uneven, robotically bent steel rods. It demonstrates a synergy of computational methods with architectural design and fabrication processes, by employing generative agent-based modeling , k-means clustering and machine learning based material behavior control during the fabrication process. Project is entirely designed and produced by authors and as such merges the notions of design and making, addressing the idea of an architect being a designer and a builder. It also aims to develop a simplified but versatile robotic automation process for the building industry, as well as to employ novel design methods which we find relevant to the Tallinn Architecture Biennale themes.

Maria Smigielska
Graduated from WAPP (Poland) and ETH (Switzerland), Maria is an architect, designer and independent researcher with a strong interest in geometry, computational design and robotic fabrication. Currently developing robotic rod bending technology applied to product design and architecture by simplifying industrial processes with the use of machine learning.

Mateusz Zwierzycki
Architect and a long-time Grasshopper user/coder/tutor. Author of the Grasshopper libraries
and plugins such as Starling, Anemone, Volvox, Squid and most recently Owl. Interested in generative design, computational geometry, machine learning . Tutored many workshops in Poland, Slovakia, Germany, Bulgaria, Denmark, Switzerland, Spain, France and UAE. Currently a Research Assistant at Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA).


13.09- 02.10.2017
Punane Maja, Telliskivi Creative City

Punane Maja, Telliskivi, Tallinn, Estonia

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