From February 8th to February 15th, 2019
As part of “Moon Village ” studio, Tom Shaked and Karen Lee Bar-Sinai will teach an intensive workshop in order to explore the potential for ground-scaping of the lunar surface as a foundation for extraterrestrial architecture.
The advancements in robotic fabrication are bringing about new ways to craft materials.
In this context, robotic tools can help establish a long-lost art of ‘scaping’ earth-based matter through applying in-situ digital manufacturing to natural and remote terrains.
Thus, in the context of lunar construction, the robotic tool thus becomes a mediating link between the architect and the distant matter.
The workshop will explore this form of robotic scaping of large-scale environments through applying traditional craft techniques on the sand-based matter, and its shaping to the desired form using a hybrid of formative, subtractive and additive digital techniques.