CAST organised a workshop with five local Mandor (construction foreman) in Bandung Indonesia. In this workshop we tested two groups simultaneously; the first group received a manual and no further instructions; the second group received no manual but extensive instructions. We wanted to test their ability to work with a paper manual, by stacking both groups in a ‘competition’ against each other. It was very clear that the group with the manual struggled the most.
CAST Formwork System spend january prototyping one column in the kampung of Indonesia. It was tested in a local construction of the Peri Urban Co-Houding project
CAST Formwork System build their first prototype in December at the Green Village test terrain in Delft.
For more info see also the Green Village Website
Cast is featured in the Algemeen Dagblad editie Delft on the 27th of december!
See full article here: “Vinding maakt woningen aardbevingsbestendig”
TU Delft graduate student Louisa de Ronde has used CAST Formwork System as a starting point for her Architectural Engineering graduation project. She designed a prefab bio-based infill that uses local materials and an easy to assemble system to provide Kampung inhabitants with a possible infill.
Find her complete research @ http://www.louisaderonde.nl/
Cast was invited to join the 3TU stand at the Innovation Expo @ The Eye in Amsterdam.
Tra-DigitalHybrids finally changed its name! CAST Formwork system it is from today on!