Stigmergic Fibers – A new approach to material behaviour

Stigmergic Fibers tackles the prospect of fiber aggregation under the influence of varying environmental and material properties, to produce controlled boundary and spatial conditions. The project was initiated by research on plant fiber and biology. To extract information from the behavioral methodologies of plant growth and structure, various experiments were conducted on differentiated growing conditions.

By means of air pressure we separate individual fibers from a spool of roving, that when sprayed at a specific arrangement of obstacle in a certain manner. This created conditioned and repeatable aggregation patterns of the fibers. A water based adhesive was added to this process in order to increase surface tension between the fibers and produce longer spanning fibrous connections and surfaces. Thus, allowing us to scale up our prototypes in an effort to produce on-site an ephemeral architectural habitat that would merge natural phenomenon with robotic fabrication.











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Connection Analysis

Connection Catalogue

Obstacle Spray Protocol

Bounded Spray Protocol

Formation Properties

Site Analysis

Axonometric Diagram

Spray Protocol

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