Soomeen Hahm marries augmented reality and wood construction in 2021: A Steam Odyssey

At the 2019 Tallinn Architecture Biennale, the design researcher and architectural designer Soomeen Hahm of SoomeenHahm Design Ltd, Igor Pantic, and Fologram presented a wood structure that evidently was not fabricated by ordinary means. Steampunk Pavilion was a demonstration of how the craft of steam-bending hardwood could be merged with augmented reality (AR) technology to expedite the building process, the efforts of which yielded a 15-foot-tall sculpture curved to spellbinding complexity.

Hahm, a recently-appointed design faculty member of the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc), built upon the lessons learned from Steampunk Pavilion to create 2021: A Steam Odyssey, her first installation at the SCI-Arc gallery. Hahm and Pantic

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