mutant brush is a design for a node and bars spatial structure. The nodes are digitally fabricated using laser cutter, and 3 mm 810 x 600 mm mdf sheets. The bars are put together with broom sticks.
It can be used as an urban plug in to personalize, customize or appropriate urban space, but also in community or private patios, gardens, terraces, etc.
The project has been developed in a cooperative process by a team composed by Fran FernÃ¡ndez Gallardo, Sergio Fernando GarcÃa de la Riva, Francisco MartÃn, Javier SantamarÃa with tutors Areti Nikolopoulou and Jose Perez de Lama at "The commons factory :: plug ins at santa ana" workshop, taking place october 18-25th 2010 at Absolut Lab [Fab Lab], Madrid, Spain
The piece / construction system has been designed as site specific, but think it does have a very generic character.
The cutting files are designed for 810 x 600 mm mdf sheets to be cut with a laser cutter. Joints in the files consider the material lost by the laser cut [Epilog Legend Ext 36x24 50 watts]. They should be tested to check if it works in the same way with the laser cutter you might be using.
Nodes are made by three layer pieces. There are various different variations of nodes depending on whether they receive three, two, one or no bar. The direction of the structure changes connecting two nodes [see images]. Broom / brush sticks that we are using are aluminum, we think they are standard, at least in Spain.
[We will be uploading assembly drawings in the next days]
Mutant Brush at this state has to be considered a beta. We should be uploading further developments.
Rhino and dxf files are cutting files.