THE UNPAID INTERN

AN ALGORITHMICAL SHORT-CUT MACHINE FOR THE DESIGN PROCESS

Everyone knows the role of unpaid interns: they help with simpler tasks, so their bosses have more time to work on the difficult tasks.

Design firms have extremely short turn around periods, so any time that they can save is incredibly valuable. Hence this project seeks to automate the role of an unpaid intern. Through using a generative algorithm it is able to automatically carry out simpler tasks such as design visualisation, and mass ideation. The controller works as a medium through which to interact with this algorithm.

Rather than encompassing the whole process, the product works as a tool within it, where it can then be used when needed, and ignored when not. Coming up with ideas is simple, the difficult bit is picking the right one.


HM56

A SYSTEM FOR CO-WORKING SPACES THAT WORKS AS BOTH PARTITION AND SOUND ABSORPTION

Co-working spaces have to function as offices during the day and, in order to spread brand awareness, event spaces in the evening. Therefore the furniture within these spaces must be able to function in both circumstances.

During the day the upholstered panels are draped over the frames in order to create and define spaces within the open-plan offices, and in the evening the panels can then be hung up on the wall in order to absorb sound, and improve the acoustics of the space.

The frames stack together in order to save space in storage and transport, with the table frame fitting snuggly under the floor frame.