suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
horst KIECHLE: Constructions displaying subtle curvature and a high degree of irregularity are generated from inexpensive sheet material by using standard design/production technology.
sP: What or who influenced this project?
hK: The recent work is a continuation of research started when digital tools became available to designers and architects. Disappointed in the ever widening gap between what could be designed and what could be built at a reasonable cost, I wanted to see for myself how far an integrated workflow approach of simple CAD software, do-it-yourself programming and a printer could be taken towards natural shape options including curvature, irregualrity and imperfections.
sP: What were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
hK: Reading: It’s no longer the latest hype (if it ever was), but Bernard Cache’s Earth Moves (1995) is in the back of my mind for most of my projects. Listening: A high dose of minimal piano music, some acid jazz and the odd Wagner/Puccini/Verdi/Berlioz opera if I know I have up to 4 hours without interruption.
sP: Whose work is currently on your radar?
hK: The anonymous people turning the fringe areas of Asian Mega-cities into living works of art.
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