Digital Grotesque II - Learning to Imagine       

Digital Grotesque II - a full-scale 3D printed grotto - premiered at Centre Pompidou’s Imprimer le monde exhibition. Digital Grotesque II explores a new relationship between designer and computer, in which the computer turns from a passive instrument to an active partner who can expand the imagination of the designer. The computer learns to generate architectural structures which evoke interest, curiosity, and an emotional response.

A single volume spawns millions of branches, growing and folding again and again. Hundreds of square meters of surface are compressed into a 3.5 meter high block that is brought to life as a seven ton, 3D printed sandstone structure.