Segmented Shell Structures with Cork Panels: Design, Robotic Fabrication and Assembly

“SilentShell” explores the use of cork for sound absorption in creating buffer partitions within the IAAC workspace, employing a shell structure concept. The design features a wooden frame with cork panels, fabricated through a combination of robotic and human efforts. The process includes preparing and placing panels to enclose spaces suitable for various working and meeting activities. The partitions consist of curved walls with open tops, effectively buffering sound while maintaining a connection to the outer space. This innovative approach aims to enhance the acoustic environment within the workspace, providing a flexible and dynamic solution for different usage needs. The integration of advanced fabrication techniques ensures precision and efficiency, while the natural properties of cork contribute to a sustainable and aesthetically pleasing design.