• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Radlab Incorporated
    • The office as a laboratory for experimentation and development
    • Redevelopment of the office space
    • Architectural space as an empty canvas
    • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) fabrication in the workshop
  • 06:00    |    
    Documentation of projects and design processes in similar contexts to achieve a goal
  • 08:00    |    
    Other design examples from machinery process
  • 09:32    |    
    Form and function in bookshelves
  • 10:46    |    
    Cost-effective way of processing materials and elements
  • 13:36    |    
    Capture and comprehension of the design process
    • One Main, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2010)
    • Construction document as a new tool in minimizing miscommunication and unifying the manifestation of the design
    • Practical ideas in coding and construction
    • Video explaining in detail how the project is made in toolpads
    • Video detailing the construction document for CNC fabrication
    • Video narrating the visual continuity across the surface in an algorithmic process
    • Accuracy over space in the ceiling panel
    • Sensitivity to materials and material waste: Eli's Bed, Cambridge, Massachusetts (2011)
    • Robotic arm fabrication
    • Fort Point Channel Bench, Boston, Massachusetts (2013)
      • Natural erosion as a fenomenal beauty
      • Video of the initial design process
      • Video of the fabrication of the model
      • Continual erosion of the bench by means of design thinking
  • 37:36    |    
    Rationalizing panelization research (2011)
    • Solution by a flat surface of a predetermined geometry
    • Creation of panels by dynamic connections and fluid contexts
    • Alive real time process of the kit of parts
  • 42:18    |    
    Products and projects
    • New Balance Innovation Studio
    • Redesign of athletes running shoes
    • Manifestation of the data set into performance-based design
    • Injection molding in negative design of shoes
    • Hand rehabilitation apparatus (2011)
    • Product development and its interaction with the human skin
    • Synthesis of disparate technologies in design thinking
    • Integration of the robotic arm in the design process
    • Process of joint connections and robotic construction
    • Video about the different process prototypes in wall configurations
  • 01:04:55    |    
    Question and answer period
    • How are you avoiding the common mistake about people confusing architects with industrial designers?
    • What is the way of persuading the client to accept digital fabrication?
    • Comment about entrepreneurship in architecture
    • Do you have an insight on how to protect intellectual properties and patent applications?
  • 01:23:03    |    
    Final credits

Research and Design

  | 29 de julio de 2013  | Vistas: 19

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

Matthew Trimble, founder of Radlab Inc., a design and fabrication consulting firm which combines architecture, design computing, digital fabrication and product development, shares the research and design work carried out by his team. As he shows videos and explains many of the innovative projects and products developed, he elaborates on the different techniques employed taking advantage of technology and applying empirical evidence as well, and also comments on the fact that experimenting is an essential part of applied research. The variety of their successful fabrications displayed, range from projects for shoe companies to medical devices, all approached within the context of architectural thinking.




Matthew A. Trimble founded Radlab in 2008. He studied architecture at…