Autonomatic


Justin Marshall

project_Coded Ornament: Contemporary Plasterwork and the use of Digital Technologies

The research questions
By working in collaboration with a manufacturer of decorative plasterwork, can an independent designer-maker be instrumental in developing an innovative new range of products or create the potential for new markets/contexts for architectural plasterwork?

Can the integration of CAD/CAM technologies with the traditional skills and processes used in this industry help promote innovation and create the potential for mass customization?

The project

This project involved a collaboration with Hayles & Howe, an established decorative plaster company based in Bristol and was undertaken between 2005 and 2006. A number of procedures which integrated digital technologies with traditional plaster making methods were developed and these resulted in a range of new designs. Follow links below for information and images of each of these procedures.
1. Aperiodic strapwork
2. Image to low relief
3. Modular stepped relief

Outputs
The results of this project have been exhibited at a number of venues, including;

  • An end of project exhibition held at Paintworks in Bristol during Architecture Week 2006. This event also included workshops, presentations and demonstrations, images and further documentation are available in the archive section. A DVD documenting this event is also available on request at info@autonomatic.org.uk
  •  ‘Autonomatic’, an exhibition of work by our research cluster, held at Metropolitan Works, London, as part of Digital Explorers II which ran throughout March 2007. The publication associated with this show is available on request.
  • ‘Celebrating Diversity’, an exhibition held in association with New Craft Future Voices, international craft conference held at University of Dundee in July 2007. A paper reflecting on this project was also presented at this conference and can be downloaded in pdf format here.

Future Developments
I am now working in partnership with Hayles & Howe to produce site specific plasterwork designs for contemporary architectural contexts. We are always interested in hearing from architects, interior designers or anyone else interested in commissioning work, or working collaboratively to integrate decorative plasterwork into their projects. Contact me at info@autonomatic.org.uk

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Bridging Art & Technology
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Research Papers: Craft and Technology
Research papers: AutoMAKE: Generative Craft
Research Papers: Coded Ornament
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team

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