Directed by Jose Sanchez
Sponsored by Stratasys
Polyomino has been an ongoing project that connects studio work and professional research. By working with the students at USC, we have explored in depth the topic of serial repetition and mass production. The objective of the studio is to design a smart brick that can reconsider industrial serialization from a perspective of the economy and criticizes mass production by generating differentiation and customization using combinatorics.
Units are the same, but their arrangement or ‘pattern’ is different, allowing for a much more efficient design strategy for complex forms.
This iteration of Polyomino is centered in the production of three-dimensional color pixels that can be rearranged and snap together by a magnetic connection. Different sets of units allow the system to configure in different arrangements.