Exploration of Form

Digital Making
M. Hank Haeusler & Cristina Ramos Jaime & Belinda Dunstan, Course Convenor

The 1:1 Centaur Pod pavilion is the culmination of design, fabrication, and assembly investigations across 5 undergraduate courses in the 2nd and 3rd years of the Bachelor of Computational Design. Biomimetic and kinetic principles inform the pavilion’s form and performance and it is assembled from materials that have been digitally fabricated in the UNSW BE Design Futures Lab. Recycled bottle tops were used in the injection-moulded spider-finger joints of the static skeleton and artificial muscles activate the kinetic skin.