Sto Werkstatt have announced that Sam Jacob Studio will be creating "a unique installation" for their London gallery space that will "explore the exchange of information between digital and physical worlds." Entitled One Thing After Another, the project has its origins with what Jacob considers the most mundane, yet essential form, of architecture: the garden shed. The structure will be 3D-scanned to create a digital copy which will then be processed and scaled to fabricate a new CNC’d version from Verolith, a lightweight type of volcanic stone made of 90% perlite.
According to the designer, "the original shed will sit surreally inside this larger digital version, while inside it contains a dollhouse scaled copy of itself. It is architecture arranged like a Russian Doll where one version of a thing sits inside another." One Thing After Another argues for an understanding of the possibilities of digital production that go beyond the blandly futuristic. Instead it suggests that new technologies can open up a wide array of design possibilities which embrace imperfections, processes of making and embeds these narratives and histories back into the material and form.
One Thing After Another is part of a series of projects we’ve been working on that explore the possibilities of digital inputs and outputs. They explore how objects can be transmitted through forms of technology and how that transmission leaves its trace within architectural substance - both a recording of a thing and that thing simultaneously. This ‘post-digital’ architecture is more than building: it's information that remains in flux, that can be evaporated, distilled and precipitated between digital file and physical construction then back again. Technology gives us new ways of seeing that in turn transform the world.
The installation will be part of Clerkenwell Design Week’s seventh annual show in May and will run until the end of June 2016.