The concept Rheotomic surface’s was developed by Daniel Piker and involves the mathematical generation of ‘walkable’ interconnected surfaces. With ‘Rheo’ from the Greek for flow and ‘Tomos’ meaning cut or section these surfaces make an equivalence between the geometry of the helicoid surface ad the vortex in Laplace’s equation.
This article describes a minimal surface which is a surface that locally minimizes its area (or having a mean curvature of zero). The classical minimal surfaces of H.F. Scherk were initially an attempt to solve Gergonne’s problem, a boundary value problem in the cube.
The Yorkshire Diamond has a very particular structure with inflatable tubes forming a diamond-lattice structure, forming a box with an excavated interior, which allows for different configurations. This project is running up for the Yorkshire Renaissance Pavilion competition.
Artist collective Numen creates giant web installations from tape or string that are strung up in museums around the world for visitors to interact with.
The ICD Aggregate Pavilion 2018 presents the latest results of 10 years of research into designed granular materials for architecture. It constitutes the first fully enclosed architectural space entirely constructed from designed granules, which lie only in loose frictional contact.
Murmuration project is the 2350 square-foot mesh canopy responds to Atlanta’s reputation as the ‘city in a forest’ and reacts to its relationship with the natural world. The sculptural structure, which includes bird feeding stations and perches, also reflects upon the loss of billions of birds in recent decades.
The Polish Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai is a nod to the country's natural landscapes representing an essential part of Polish identity. Through a modular structure enveloped by a kinetic sculpture resembling a flock of birds, the project references the idea of mobility while showcasing the natural connection established by bird migration between Poland and UAE.
The tensile structures are the solution to cover large areas of complex shape by minimizing the materials used. In tensile structures, materials are used efficiently. Thanks to specific supports, on existing buildings or through cable-stayed poles, it is possible to tension a membrane which, due to the “double curved” shape, will support external loads such as wind and snow and allows to cover large spans at very competitive price compared to standard building technology, an iconic aesthetic result and a reduced environmental impact.
Catenary Compression’ is a research project with light block construction that conventionally operates in compression. The design team set out to build a structural catenary relieving the ground from any physical contact.
The constant development of state-of-the-art projects is the fruit of our exceptional experience combined with a great technical know-how. Textile architecture opens up unimagined possibilities allowing to create building sculptures, organic shapes, light roofs or draw attention to spectacular facades with advanced properties in an economical, environmentally friendly and sustainable way.
The Graz Art Museum is designed by London based architecture Peter Cook and Colin Fournier. The aesthetics of the building follow the peculiar architectural school known as “blob architecture” or “blobitecture”, based on organic shapes, blobitecture is expressed through unique buildings that resemble the shape of protozoa organisms such as the amoeba.
This video from Veritasium is about Penrose Tiling. Simple rules of geometry meant that 5-fold symmetry was impossible as were crystals without a periodic structure. This turns out to be wrong.
This video is about designing a strong shelf brackets that hold a 300mm deep shelf board and it’s designed by topology optimization.
This video is about Bionic Vault Structures called Powerstruct. These hexagonal structures, which is found naturally in turtles or honeycombs, have become an integral part of industrial processes.
Dr. Mirtsch Wölbstrukturierung GmbH develops and produces lightweight structures of thin-walled materials for innovative applications. The patented vault-structuring technique is based on an unique principle of bionic self-organization and is therefore particularly gentle to materials and surfaces.
This paper by Mostafa Zahri present a new model for simulating an interesting class of Islamic design. Based on periodic sequences on the one-dimensional manifolds, and from emerging numbers, we construct closed graphs with edges on the unit circle.
This Paper by Mark Beecroft of the Manchester Metropolitan University School of Art, has been exploring the potential of 3D printing in industrial knitting.
This video by Negar Kalantar is a path to achieving profound knowledge about the conception and realization of motion in architecture.
This video by Numberphile is about strange dot patterns. A dot pattern is a pattern made up of numerous dots or circles.
The King Fahad National Library sees Professor Eckhard Gerber and his Gerber Architekten team accomplishing one of the most important urban development and cultural projects in the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh.
The Canton Tower by Information Based Architecture, is Guangzhou’s most important new building and will represent the 10 million inhabitants counting metropolis as a cool, progressive and exciting city.
The Beijing National Stadium designed by Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, located at the south of the centerpiece Olympic Green, is a stunning landmark building that staged the 2008 Olympic Games from 8 August to 24 August 2008.
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport at Mumbai designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill that is simultaneously contemporary and rooted in the country’s traditional expressions.
New York design studio The Very Many has built a white orbed pavilion in Charlotte, North Carolina with bulbs shaded soft blue and pink inside.
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