Formologix was commissioned by HGT Architects to design and fabricate wall sculptures as a space modifier for the new restaurant of Kartika Sari, at Buah Batu, Bandung, Indonesia.

This project consists of four-and half-panels of solid wooden panel measuring 4.9 x 1.8 sqm each.The front surface of the space modifier express a fluid motion which articulated by tweening curves relief, while its back is made as a convex surface.

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To facilitate the technical installation and to optimize the use of materials, each panel was divided into 18 units of modules measuring 0.55 x 0.90 sqm each.

Space Modifier global scheme Space Modifier global scheme

 

Generative curve tweening process Generative curve tweening process (Grasshopper Interface)

 

Space Modifier from generation and its nesting for CNC-fabrication Space Modifier from generation and its nesting for CNC-fabrication

Interested in minimizing material waste in the fabrication of the space modifier, Formologix were using parametric modelling to generate the pattern of the surface.

CNC machine at Fio Workshop (right image) and space modifier installation (left images) CNC machine at Fio Workshop (right image) and space modifier installation (left images)

Meanwhile, the use of digital modelling also allows exploring the process of carving the wooden surface through 3-axis milling machine CNC and taking the space modifier into a new direction, offering an alternative to more unique pieces and styles.

You may click this link to view the parametric modeling result in real time.

The Space Modifier, July 2016 The Space Modifier, July 2016

Year of completion 2016
Size : ca. 33 sqm
Materials : Solid Wood
Tools : Rhino – Grasshopper, Rhinoscript
Location : Kartika Sari, Jl. Buah Batu no. 165 A, West Java – Indonesia
Client : HGT Architects
Colaborators :

  1. Architect – Computational Designer : Dani Hermawan – Formologix
  2. Architect and Interior Designer : Henry Gunawan Thji
  3. Fabricator  : FIO, Depok, Indonesia
  4. Constructor : Kartika Sari