Biomimetic architecture is a multi-disciplinary scientific approach to sustainable design that goes beyond using nature as inspiration for aesthetics but rather deeply studying and applying construction principles that are found in natural environments and species.
Voronoi diagrams were considered as early as1644 by René Descartes. They were also studied by Georgy Voronoi (1868-1908), the inventor of an original method of diagrams, who extended the investigation of Voronoi diagrams to higher dimensions.
A deployable structure is a structure that can reconfigure and change shape/size mainly from folding and unfolding, and has many applications from daily essentials (e.g., umbrella), vascular stents, to solar panels for spacecraft.
Origami is the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. One uncut square of paper can, in the hands of an origami artist, be folded into a bird, a frog, a sailboat, or a Japanese samurai helmet beetle. Origami can be extraordinarily complicated and intricate.
Kinetic art is art from any medium that contains movement perceivable by the viewer or that depends on motion for its effect.
Topology optimization is a mathematical method which spatially optimizes the distribution of material within a defined domain, by fulfilling given constraints previously established and minimizing a predefined cost function.
3D printing ceramics has inspired a new generation of artists, sculptors, and architects attracted to the ornate and exceptionally detailed shapes that would be impossible or too labor intensive using traditional ceramic processes.
Minimal surfaces are defined as surfaces with zero mean curvature.Minimal surfaces may also be characterized as surfaces of minimal surface area for given boundary conditions.
The geometric patterns in Islamic tile consist of simple shapes that are combined, interlaced, duplicated, and laid out in complex designs.
In computer science, a fractal tree index is a tree data structure that keeps data sorted and allows searches and sequential access in the same time as a B-tree but with insertions and deletions that are asymptotically faster than a B-tree.
A space-filling curve maps a 1-dimensional space onto a higher-dimensional space, the unit interval onto the unit square.
Dutch design lab Studio Roosegaarde has built a dome of metallic flowers that appear to come to life as they sense the presence of visitors inside a church in Lille, France (+ movie).
Researchers at ETH Zurich have used 3D-printed formwork elements made from recyclable mineral foam to create a pre-cast concrete slab, which they say is lighter and better insulated while using 70 per cent less material.
A variety of structures in nature exhibit sparse, thin, and intricate features.It is challenging to investigate these structural characteristics using ...
The Spain Pavilion aims to become an example of intelligent creativity, capable of uniting people around sustainable projects in the fields of science, technology, production, education and art.
The Ninety Nine Failures pavilion was the extension and expansion of the 1st year master studio project of Obuchi Lab, the University of Tokyo, as collaborative research with Obayashi Corporation.
Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and Heatherwick Studios in close collaboration with Google, Bay View is Google’s first-ever ground-up campus with the mission to operate on carbon-free energy, 24 hours a day, seven days a week by 2030.
The Palace of Labour designed and built by Nervi and his son Antonio for the Turin exhibition of 1961 was the result of a competition held in 1959.
The Kinetic Umbrella is an elastically transformable lattice structure for the Kreativquatier in Munich.
Kristine Braanen is a paper cutting artist in Oslo, Norway who loves experimenting and creating with different papers, and most of all working with shapes, patterns and compositions.
MANE, a pioneering French group and one of the worldwide leaders of the Fragrance industry, commissioned MEAN* Middle East Architecture Network to design a temporary pop-up at Dubai's World Trade Center which named Luminescents.
Located by the Australian coastline in Burleigh heads, ‘norfolk’ is the latest mixed-use residential project by Koichi Takada Architects.
Located in Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, The Future of Us Pavilion by SUTD Advanced Architecture Laboratory follows the grand tradition of architectural structures that evoke a dialogue with nature.