With Hexwall, we put forward a simple question: can an intelligent, adaptable vacuum forming mold be developed that allows for difference from one component to another without the necessity for multiple molds? It is an ongoing experiment in which we are positioning our design efforts strategically at the front end of the fabrication process. Our goal is to develop a malleable tool that allows for endless variation in a fabrication process where variation is typically impossible.
Disperse re-lines the walls of an existing space with, as Stan Allen phrases it, a “field condition” where the “internal regulation of parts” is driven by measurable, local site forces. Those forces stem from performative room requirements not addressed satisfactorily by the existing space; namely acoustic, pin-up, and display needs. Disperse folds together those needs, simultaneously, through the deployment of a dynamic pattern.