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Simultaneously to the work on an essay about Eileen Grays architecture this project evolved. The typology is oriented on the specific term “style camping” coined by Gray in 1927, when she built her first house E 1027 including the adequate furniture in Roquebrune- Cap- Martin. The joints and parts of this furniture frame were milled multilateral with a „KUKA KR120 R2500 “ robot, whilst being finished and glued manually.

The implementation of robotic fabrication and automation is significantly rising from the automotive industry to porcelain production or even smaller businesses, such as joineries or the carpentry business.

This ongoing shift towards partially outsourcing craftsmanship has to be considered from the very first sketch on, long before the production comes into play.

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photographs black on black by Alexander Firmberger

Hyle

Hyle explores the technical impression of material and its actual process of making.
The term Hyle means „matter“ or „stuff“ getting informed to a „gestalt“ by „techne“, which can be described as craftmanship. Technological creations are often received under the influence of prefabricated expectations, which according to Vilém Flusser originate from „Kalkulieren und Komputieren“. The here applied process of actual manual labour is often beeing referred to generative production methods, suggesting that outsourced production processes in general are attributed more virtuosity than craftmanship.

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