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Camil Bosch

Camil Bosch

Los Angeles, CA, US

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PROGRAMMED RUINATION

This project aims to investigate the tension between assemblage and monolithic readings. The project is a dialog between aggregated form and subtractive interventions which obscure the hierarchy of mass, tectonic and materiality. This approach blurs the threshold between artificial intervention and context through a systemic approach to entropic effects.

A process of aggregation is used to form an artificial landscape, which establishes the foundations for the design of the Agricultural and Water Preservation Campus. This aggregation system formed a non-uniform body with moments where the landscape transforms into monolithic elements. After this aggregation process a second level of resolution is introduced using erosion. These natural phenomena of erosion its difficult to control and it acts randomly, so by digitalizing the process, its noise gets reduced, moving from erosion to a controlled artificial rustication. The result is an object that yields a tension between the natural and the artificial.

This digital rustication is made possible by a robot arm that, following a precise tool path, textures the surface of the physical model giving it detail at an architectural scale.This project aims to investigate the tension between assemblage and monolithic readings. The project is a dialog between aggregated form and subtractive interventions which obscure the hierarchy of mass, tectonic and materiality. This approach blurs the threshold between artificial intervention and context through a systemic approach to entropic effects.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: My final project of ESTM
Additional Credits: Daniela Atencio