The artwork refers to student project results, which were developed within the framework of the undergraduate course ARH-421 Advanced Computer-Aided Design of the Department of Architecture, University of Cyprus and fabricated at Fab Lab UCY.
The above mentioned course focuses on the use of computer software and fabrication mechanisms as tools for architectural design, prototyping and communication. Emphasis is given on the use of parametric-associative design as a generative tool to investigate and optimize architectural design solutions. As part of the course, in the spring semester of 2022, initially the students had to geometrically analyse and redevelop minimal surfaces found in nature. Then, starting from their initial investigations, the students had to conceptualize, parametrically develop and digitally fabricate their own bridge structures using digital form-finding techniques based on a physics-based engine embedded in a parametric design environment in order to produce minimal surfaces in local and global level of design.
The students participated in the course ARH-421 Advanced Computer-Aided Design, spring 2022, were in alphabetical order: Avraamidou Chara, Alkiviadous Eleni, Aristotelous Athanasia, Yianni Eleni, Gregoriade Marilena, Demetriou Theodora, Efthymiou Vasilios, Zachariou Marilena, Ioannou Marinos, Kalogirou Demetra, Kyza Antri, Kyriakou Elisavet, Konstantinou Marina, Nikolaou Vasileia, Piripitsis Kyriacos, Sokratous Katerina, Tsangaris Marios, Tymviou Ifigeneia, Hadjigeorgiou Pantelis, Christoforou Panayiotis.
The work was created within the framework of the undergraduate course ARH-421 Advanced Computer-Aided Design, Spring 2022.