Shogo Suzuki, Year 4

Digital Metabolism

The project reduces the unit of a Metabolist-era capsule and megastructure into digital materials which are small and generic on their own. These can be configured into structurally and spatially-different dwellings through discrete parts and connections, removing the need for predefined spaces. Robotically bent and assembled steel is used for the structure and volume of space, and timber parts of the same geometries are used to control the inhabitable space itself. Through the accummulation of parts one can control the porosity and density of the internal partitions and external envelope. Easily accessible interfaces such as AR are used for the user to manipulate the space, eventually leading to AI being used to predict and deploy changes in space.