Column_9: Entangling and Cracking (part 9 out of 9 from New Orders)

Column 9 expands on the procedure developed in the making of column 8 but in this casehorizontally. In addition to movement, a time factor is introduced. New slab topologies arise from incremental protocols on a moving line in space. Although the project is still in its infancy, early findings present unique slab topologies, whose forms would be difficult to preconceive through other means of digital fabrication. Being described by successions of straight lines, these intricate slabs retain an efficient and a direct link to timber formwork and full scale construction. The EPS mould-making method also resonates with the parallel made earlier on stereotomy, although this time by operating internally in the carving or slicing of a block.