D2RP for Product from Landscape

Year: 2020-2021
Project leader LA: Pierre Oskam
Project team LA: Pierre Oskam, Inge Bobink, Nico Tillie
Project leader RB: Henriette Bier
Project team RB: Henriette Bier, Arwin Hidding, Vera Laszlo and MSc students
Collaborators / Partners:  HvA, 3D Robot Printing (TBC)
Funding: 10K from Creative Industries Fund NL

This project is a collaboration between Landscape Architecture (LA) and Robotic Building (RB) at TU Delft. It implements minimum interventions that stimulate both biodiversity and social accessibility of places in the long term. These interventions are large enough to relate to architectural scale and partly made from materials found on site. This project aims to make interventions that help existing life on the spot, encouraging autonomous development in particular with respect to biodiversity, water retention and accessibility.

By researching a number of unique microclimates typical of ruins and intermediate areas, habitats can be developed for various animal and plant species. From an eco-philosophical point of view, all living beings are treated as equal social actors. The design relies on a multispecies urbanism in which artefacts are modelled by means of parametric design and robotically 3D printed and/or milled. This approach relies on Design-to-Robotic-Production (D2RP) techniques. Materials and techniques considered are wood, bioplastic from coffee and bamboo waste.