Arranging the installation like Russian Dolls, Sam Jacob Studio reproduced a garden shed with 3D printing, using a material made 90% of volcanic stone.
One Thing After Another, designed by Sam Jacob Studio for Sto, made its debut as part of Clerkenwell Design Week 2016. Sto Werkstatt invited the designer to create a unique installation for the Werkstatt’s gallery space that explores the exchange of information between digital and physical worlds.
One Thing After Another is a project that starts with the most mundane yet essential form of architecture: a garden shed. The structure is 3D scanned to create a digital copy which is then processed and scaled to fabricate a new CNC’d version from Sto’s lightweight construction material Verolith, made of 90% perlite, a type of volcanic stone.
The original shed sits surreally inside this larger digital version, and is reflected optically by the mirrored Sto-Ventec Glass cladding on the interior. Inside it contains a doll-house scaled copy of itself. Through the technologies of 3D scanning and digital fabrication the original building is both replicated and made different. The design process argues for an understanding of the possibilities of digital production that go beyond the blandly futuristic.