How Can Digital Processes Help Reinvent Design Classics?

(Re)Fabricating Hauer was a collaborative research project through which we analyzed, reinterpreted, and re-fabricated one of Erwin Hauer’s famous screen wall prototypes using modern computational and fabrication methods.

Through this process we were able to define and modulate the specific parameters describing Hauer’s underlying geometry using this method to produce a modular system that changes opacity to reflect changing environmental conditions. Through the manufacturing process we explored multiple contemporary fabrication techniques to explore their efficiency and viability to mass-produce the modules.

Designed in collaboration with Manuel Diaz, Jungon Kim, Azadeh Omidfar, and Liwen Zhang, under the guidance of Leire Asensio Villoria at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.