Stephanie Chaltiel, Shameel Muhammed | Future Earthen Dwellers | Boisbuchet 2018
Participants of Future Earthen Dwellers invaded Domaine de Boisbuchet and took on the challenge to build in 5 days a permanent inhabitable vault structure – entirely made of local natural materials but using novel robotic fabrication principles. The technique that we were exploring is funded by the Marie Curie EU program and being developed at IAAC in Barcelona.We got to work alongside a professional drone pilot to adapt 3 types of sprayers depending on the level of viscosity and density of fibres for the different coatings that the drones will spray on a mould.
Stephanie Chaltiel began her career in French Guyana and Mexico developing innovative sustainable housing technique using local material, fabricated by hand with local dwellers.
Between 2006 to 2009 Stephanie practiced at Bernard Tschumi in New York and OMA, where she used her knowledge on building with local resources in international contexts. From 2010 onwards, her experience as a student and teacher at the Architectural Association London, paired with her experience at Zaha Hadid, has brought the latest parametric and digital fabrication techniques to her curriculum.
Since 2015 Stephanie has been one of the selected Innochain researchers (Marie Curie Horizon 2020 funding) and is currently based at Iaac and UPC Barcelona. As part of the Innochain program she is developing new construction housing systems integrating small robots and more particularly drones. Her award winning (ACADIA 2017) work on Monolithic earthen shells Robotic Fabrication has been internationally published and exhibited world wide.
Shameel Muhammed is the principal of Studio 7, an architecture practice with offices in Dubai and India. He also teaches architecture at the Heriot Watt University in Dubai. He holds an AA DRL master. After working for Zaha Hadid in London Shameel he also taught at the AA Visiting School Dubai ‘Expo City’ and Aggregate at GCPIA - India, ‘Collaborative and engaged practice’ at Sharjah Art Foundation, to name a few.
His work have been exhibited at various forums in the middle east and in the UK.
With the kind support of UCLouvain University, RcTakeOff and Euromair"
Film by Alex Harrison and Diego Delgado
Participants: Elizabeta Šamec, Noor Ul Ain, Anoushka Kolahalu, Muskaan Manish Mardia, Alvaro Casado, Aakash Srivastava
Technical Team: Carlos Guisasola Suarez, Félix Panis-Jones, Viktor Reiter, Maximiliam Weidacher
Tutors: Stephanie Chaltiel, Shameel Muhammed
August 5th to 11th.