Stereotomy: from subtractive to additive processes (and back) ▶
The lecture will focus on the passage from subtractive to additive manufacturing processes into the stereotomic design.
Stereotomy (namely the art of cutting solids) is an ancient architectural practice in which the building elements are cut to make a coherent and pleasant assembly formed by several unique pieces (i.e., stone ashlars).
By the introduction of digital design, the cutting is no longer referred to as material blocks only, but it can ideally belong to the 3D solids developed into the digital environment. Thus, this opens new scenarios to digital stereotomy as a framework to develop additive and 3D printed architectures.