Big Daddy's Cosmic Flaming Funhouse
Big Daddy’s Cosmic Flaming Funhouse is the result of a 10 day student workshop that examines a possibility of inexpensive digitally derived design techniques. The digital was combined with traditional framing techniques to achieve a hybrid process that utilized the advantages of both systems
Using the digital in a tool box that includes photography, hand sketches, models, saws, and screws allows it to fill a role rather than dominate the conversation. Each step and tool works as part of a larger process that leads to a built environment.
We challenged the students to look at all scales of patterns in nature from clouds and hills to veins on leaves. A grasshopper exercise allowed the students to bring these into an abstract scale and re-imagine them. There was a looseness through out the use of the digital tools in this project that avoids the precision that usually accompanies digital built processes.