Bridges 2011 Short Paper
Malbec, Ornament and Rustication
(Proceedings pages 471–474)
The digital fabrication tools used in project Malbec included the
digital modeling tools Autodesk Maya and McNeel’s Rhino 3d, the
manufacturing software MasterCAM, and a 3-axis CNC machine. The
project was part of fabrication seminar held at Texas A&M University,
Department of Architecture. The concept, as depicted in the name
Malbec is of a wine splash on a gallery wall.
Malbec, the physical manifestation of the study (see figure 4),
addressed material experimentation produce expressive form: we
strove for minimal design sacrifice by developing innovative
fabrication techniques and assembly procedures which allowed us to
find a way around the machine's 3-axis limitations.