Digital Possibilities on an Island workshop

The Circular Factory (CF) and The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalunya (IAAC) invite you to participate in their workshop titled Digital Possibilities on an Island, scheduled for August.

Is it possible to generate high-quality architecture using local wood waste? Can we integrate digital technology with local craftsmanship?

This initiative aims to showcase the potential of robotics and computation in creating sustainable architecture in remote areas like Roatan, Honduras. By leveraging the collective expertise of The CF and TIAAC, the project explores the possibilities of utilizing Roatan’s raw, green, and untreated wood to design a structure inspired by natural geometries that serves the local community. The research seeks to culminate in constructing a 1:1 prototype gazebo in Roatan, employing computer vision, robotics, and untreated logs of green wood.

During the workshop, participants will use Rhino, Grasshopper, Speckle, Python scripting for computer vision, and ABB robots for the gazebo construction process.

To register:
Send your name, CV, and portfolio to or/and

Location: Roatan, Islands Bay Honduras
Date: August 12-26, 2023
Time: 9 am-6 pm daily (including classroom and fabrication lab hours).
Fee: 800 euros

For additional information, please contact or/and

Posted Jul 20, 2023 by Andres Gonzalez on Rhino News, etc.

“Today, Honduras remains one of the poorest and most unequal countries in the region. In 2019, roughly half of the Honduran population (49.5 percent) lived on less than US$6.85 per day (US$6.85 per person per day in 2017 Purchasing Power Parity, PPP). This proportion was much higher than the averages for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Central America for 2019, standing at 27.8 percent and 25.6 percent, respectively. Extreme poverty reached 12.7 percent (US$2.15 per day PPP 2017), and inequality, measured by the Gini Index, reached 48.2 that same year.”
World Bank, April 2023

Let’s explore taking building jobs from poor people and giving them to robots? - No thanks

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