METALSO | Sheet metal design and digital fabrication

The work pursues a keen interest in materials and craft and a creative engagement with technology informed by a knowledge of architectural engineering, structures and advanced building design. This project involves design research via digital fabrication with sheet metal. Through an ongoing collaboration with metal fabricator METALSO in Greece we conceive, construct and test prototypes and 1:1 enclosures, perforated facades and environmental screens with cutting-edge digital fabrication CAD/CAM technologies. Working with an industry-standard CNC punching machine and bending press, in this series of explorations I tested the capabilities and limits of materials, tools and the creative potential of fabrication. Digital fabrication is as much a craft, as working by hand, or using analogue tools. I co-design with the specific material, the machines and with the fabricator.

Metalso | Sheet metal design and digital fabrication
Type: Design consultancy and digital fabrication of prototypes
Location: London, UK & Thessaloniki, Greece
Dates: on-going
Fabrication: METALSO Sheet Metal Design
CNC technology: TRUMPF