Introduction to the notion of designed matter and teaches
digital construction techniques which are gentle and
non-invasive to the surrounding environment
An overview of the theoretical foundations of designed
matter proposing a transition from machinic processes of
architectural production towards a material intelligence:
the material in and of itself becomes a machine.
With hygroscopic particles and locally sourced hay, wich
was considered and treated as a granular material, was
designed the first full-scale realization of a granular material
system that uses the innate capacity of wood to change
form under changing humidity conditions
Hay and hygroscopic aggregate particles.
Karola Dierichs and Achim Menges / ICD Stuttgart