Robots, Fabrication & DesignBy
Aug. 22, 2014 - Aug. 24, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
184 City Road, Darlington
Robots, Fabrication & Design
The University of Sydney’s biggest design showcase of the year by the Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning kicks off on 21 August for Sydney Design 2014 and the University’s Open Day on 30 August.
Robots, Fabrication & Design will feature over 100 prototypes, models, artworks and full-scale design projects created by Architecture, Design Computing, and Interaction Design and Electronic Arts students and staff at the University of Sydney.
Projects by 2014 mid-year graduating students of Masters programs and works exhibited in festivals including Vivid Sydney are part of the extensive showcase.
“This is the perfect opportunity to see the highly innovative and creative work by Sydney’s best architecture and design tertiary students, who will be the next generation of leading architects and designers in this country,” said Dagmar Reinhardt, Program Director for Bachelor of Architecture and Environments, and Master of Digital Architecture Studio Leader.
“We’re opening the doors to all our labs and workshops to show the public how design concepts are turned into workable, tangible and full-scale projects.
“The work on show is a perfect fit with this year’s Sydney Design theme, Design Futures, as there are so many examples of projects pushing design boundaries with the latest robotic equipment and use of emerging technologies,” she said.
Two and three dimensional objects and digital displays including novel structural approaches; lighting; architectural models; sculptures and ceramics; furniture design; and digital, interactive and wearable technology, will provide a trail through six studios and workshops.
The robotic and high-tech design equipment at the heart of the facilities will be put to the test, with the promise of mementos to take away. Visitors may sample a cocktail at the baby Kuka robot bar; have their face drawn by the CNC 3 axis router; see the big Kuka robot arm carve a light mold; get a 3D print of their head; or pick up a designer gift, made on the spot by the industrial laser cutter.
“Robotic and other interactive demonstrations are a highlight of the showcase - with something for all visitors and ages. At the same time, one can see the design capabilities that our workshops offer students, staff and researchers,” said Marjo Niemelä, Manager of the Design Modelling and Fabrication Lab in the Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning.
The 2014 Noel Chettle Memorial Art Prizes will be announced on opening night of the exhibition. Set up in 1978, the annual awards recognise this year’s best student work in the Tin Sheds Art Workshop electives and Bachelor of Design in Architecture.
The official public opening of Robots, Fabrication and Design will be held at the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Architecture Design and Planning on Thursday 21 August, 6pm-8pm. The displays and facilities remain on show from 22-24 August and on Saturday 30 August for Open Day.
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