With Viraj Kataria and Fabio Lopez
The Sandbot is designed to be a small, low-cost and prtable platform which is able to create highly complex moulds out of sand for use in construction.
Traditional casting processes in construction are dependent on repetition for economy of means, and use a great deal of material as a mould. In the era of digital and parametric design, this forming process uses a great deal of material. However, the SandBot! is capable of a great deal of variation in the moulding process. When the piece is finished, the mould material may be used again immediatly with no waste.
Additionally, the SandBot is a concept that is capable of operating on any number of scales, from the size of a small remote controlled car to a bulldozer. While this difference in scale would delimit the accessibility of the construction method, and the refinement of the resulting product, it does not denote the size or variability of the piece that is cast.
Exhibited: DHub (Montcada), Barcelona, Spain. June – December, 2010. (Fab)Bots exhibition, curated by Marta Male-Alemany
Exhibited: San Telmo Museum, San Sebastian, Spain, June-September, 2011.