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Itay Ohaly etches onto black walls to reveal colored memories

Ohaly explores this technique in two spaces, creating two diverse experiences. the first space, painted in all-black, invites the museum visitors to participate and etch on it freely. Adults and children alike are asked to scratch the walls. Revealing the vibrant color beneath.

The second space is the artist’s own interpretation, autonomously planned and carefully etched using a CNC machine. The project binds together a playful, analog world with a professional, adult one, while stretching the boundaries of the color etching technique with the use of digital technologies.

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Fabricating Performance

Project from Interactive Architecture Lab combines performance, production and robotics using computer vision to capture movements to construct a physical visualization:

Performance is presented as a process of fabrication. Reciprocally, fabrication is presented as a process of performance. A circularity of human body-gesture and computer machine-gesture leads to the construction of notational spatial artefacts. Space is constructed through the transforming conditions of dance, and performance is constructed through the transforming conditions of architecture.The project is a spatially interactive design system. Driven by the motivation of a participating performer/designer, body movement is tracked, analysed and translated into tool paths for fabrication by a robotic armature and an industrial CNC pipe bending machine. Discrete construction elements are fabricated in response to the dancer/designers performance. The generative cycle of construction encourages bodily interaction and the aggregation of a form of spatial notion that described repetition, rhythm and pattern. ’Fabricating Performance’ qualifies movement in space and raises questions of how these qualitative motion segments can be articulated in a quantitatively physical manner. 

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Today’s brief:

| Table + Plywood |


Image 1: This plywood desk is 2400mm wide x 600mm deep and 730mm tall and all cut from a single 1220mm x 2440mm sheet of plywood.

This uses the flexibility of plywood to lock the legs in. The legs are inserted into the two top pieces and pinched together so the clips can be inserted. These clips hold the two halves of the leg square and under tension created from the fixed slots in the top two pieces.


Image 2: The legs and clips are cut out from the underside piece of plywood. This second sheet adds a stiffness to the desk too.

With a sheet of 15mm CD structural plywood costing less than $50 and only a small amount of time on a CNC machine, this could be a very cheap but effective desk.


Image 3: Storage and shipping for the table is compact because the legs can be packed in the holes they were cut from. This large table assembles in seconds and doesn’t require any mechanical fasteners or tools.