Material Computability of Indeterminate Plaster Behavior

Aydin A., Ozkar M.

16th International CAAD Futures Conference, Sao-Paulo, Brazil, 8 - 10 July 2015, vol.527, pp.582-599 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 527
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-662-47386-3_32
  • City: Sao-Paulo
  • Country: Brazil
  • Page Numbers: pp.582-599
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we revisit the concepts of abstraction and materialization with regards to the theoretical framework of new materialism. Underlining the changing relationship between design through abstraction (DtA) and design through materialization (DtM) in design history, we propose an integration of the two towards achieving design emergence. Additional to a theoretical framework, we provide a showcase through material experiments of plaster and abstractions in the form of shape computation. We discuss results as parameters for future digital implementations and potentials for design practice and education.