The workshop was part of our module “New Technologies”, driven by Linda Hildebrand. Within the module we had a closer look on traditional Buildingpart connections, trying to rethink them by using computational tools.
Force fitting and detachable- The dovetail connection is one of the most common handicraft connection which offers both- a connection that is force fitting and detachable at the same time. It has one main disadvantage – its labour intensity. This was starting point for our course with the focus to use the potential of new technologies.
Within one intensive week the students developed a new connection which was able to function as table legs and be detachable. They produced prototypes from wood (and partly alucobond) on the CNC milling machine.