Asymptotic Gridshell

Asymptotic Gridshell

This project by Denis Hitrec and Eike Schling, searching for methods to simplify the construction of double curved surfaces.

Foldable Skyscraper

In this grasshopper example file, you can model a foldable skyscraper using the Kangaroo plugin. By changing the Parameters you can fold the main curves.

Random Extruded Wall

In this grasshopper example file, you can divide a surface into a series of panels and then randomly select the panels and extrude them. We have used the Lunchbox Plugin to model the panels.

Tension Pavilion

Tension Pavilion

Tension by StructureMode is a lightweight pavilion with a tensegrity ring and a tensile fabric membrane. The sinuous geometry used for Tension provides a minimal base on three points, formed of three arches and three valleys to support an anticlastic fabric surface.

Y Installation

Y Installation

An international team of architects and fine carpenters in collaboration with the Finnish National Museum brings modern architecture into the Seurasaari open air museum in Helsinki, Finland, for the summer of 2017.

HORTUS BIONICA Interactive Installation

HORTUS BIONICA

Studio Samira Boon presents its HORTUS BIONICA series, seeking to cultivate a healthy indoor environment that adapts to the needs of its occupants like a living ecosystem. the first two ‘sprouts’ of the new product series are entitled: sonic blossom and proxi flower.

Rain Water Catcher

Rain Water Catcher

The “Rain Water Catcher,” by Nuru Karim, Nudes, a design proposal for an iconic tower in San Jose aims to address the global impact of climate change by advocating the need for water conservation towards the reduction of carbon footprint.

Dynamic Wall

Dynamic Wall

The technology of the dynamic/dancing wall is presented as an installation and was first shown at the BIF architectural festival in Moscow. The architects faced the task of tying together the theme of the Theater year in the Russian Federation and the theme of Love.

Timescapes 3D Printed Pavilion

Timescapes Pavilion

Timescapes by AIRLAB, is a 3D printed pavilion that commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. The form of the capsule represents the cyclical nature of time: a periodic surface peels from the ground.

Expanding Lamp

Expanding Lamp

Taking cues from the principles of the Hoberman sphere and how it contracts and increases in size, Erik Stehmann‘s ‘Expanding Lamp’ has the ability to enlarge from a desk to standing floor version through the simple push and pull of its components.

Breathing Skins

Breathing Skins

Have you ever seen a building that breathes through thousands of pores? That may now be a possibility thanks to Tobias Becker’s Breathing Skins Project. Based on the concept of biomimicry, the technology is inspired by organic skins.

Spatial Structures Conference

Spatial Structures Conference

The Spatial Structures 2020/21 Conference will be the first ever IASS Symposium to be held fully virtually. Join the Conference on 23-27 August 2021.

Droneport Prototype

Droneport Prototype

A full-scale prototype for a droneport designed by Foster+Partners built on site in the Arsenale in Venice, was unveiled at the 15th International Architecture Biennale. The droneport prototype is the first project to be presented by The Norman Foster Foundation.

Expandable Surface Pavilion

Expandable Surface Pavilion

This design by Pablo Esteban Zamorano, Nacho Martí and Jacob Bek, manifested into a small meeting room-pavilion that explores complex geometries generated from plywood sheets.

Kinematic Pavilion

Kinematic Pavilion

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) partnered with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture on an exhibition that explores the intersection of art, engineering, and architecture. A SOM-designed pavilion is one of the centerpieces of the exhibition.

3D Copypod

3D Copypod

The 3D Copypod by People’s Architecture Office, is a 3D scan booth that can instantly digitize subjects of a wide range of sizes. Objects are surrounded by a spherical array of over one hundred fixed focal length DSLR cameras.

Urbach Tower Parametric Design

Urbach Tower

The Urbach Tower by itke/ICD Stuttgart is a unique wood structure. The design of the tower emerges from a new self-shaping process of the curved wood components. This pioneering development constitutes a paradigm shift in timber manufacturing.

Between Waves Installation

Between Waves

Artist Ling-Li Tseng specializes in creating a vibrant spatial experience by utilizing curvilinear elements. Her newly completed work locates in Bu-Dai township, Chiayi, a unique environment surrounded by the scent of ocean and earth.

3D Printed Reinforced Beam

3D Printed Beam

The 3D Printed Reinforced Beam is part of the ongoing research of Digital Building Technologies into 3D printed, structural building components. Two-sided cantilevering beams, up to 4.5 meters long, are fabricated out of sandstone.

Entwine Art Installation

Entwine

Entwine, Joshua Teo’s site-specific art installation made entirely out of recycled plastic tiles, is located at the Masjid Jamek Lookout Point. It serves as an open letter to both the authorities and to the public, addressing the city’s waste management predicament.

The Search of The Glow

The Search of The Glow

Artist Ling-li Tseng, in collaboration with serendipity studio, created a light installation called ‘the search of the glow’. Set amidst the forest, the minimalist, spectral installation boast a sphere shape made of wooden ovals.

Gateway Pavilion

Gateway Pavilion

The Waiheke Gateway Pavilion by Stevens Lawson Architects, washed ashore of Matiatia Bay forming a ceremonial entry to 2017’s Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition. The skeletal architectural sculpture is an inventive elaboration on the New Zealand traditions.

London Timber Pavilion

London Timber Pavilion

London Timber Pavilion by Schiller Projects, is a project that focuses on the mindful redesign of two outdoor terraces in a metropolitan setting. The pavilion, was crafted by steam bending individual oak petals to create a self-supporting canopy.

Funan Kinetic Wall

Funan Kinetic Wall

A state-of-the-art multimedia installation that is a first-of-its-kind in Singapore– the Funan Kinetic Wall. Spanning 13 metres in height and 9 metres in width, the Kinetic Wall features a total of 1,271 motorised light blades.

Boxel Pavilion

Boxel

The experimental pavilion BOXEL was designed and realized by students of the architecture department during the last summer semester on the campus of the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold.

Digital Bamboo Pavilion

Digital Bamboo Pavilion

The Digital Bamboo Pavilion is designed by students of the Master in Advanced Studies in Architecture and Digital Fabrication 2019-2020 at the ETH Zurich and is based on research at the chair of Digital Building Technologies.

Pollinators Pavilion

Pollinators Pavilion

Playing on the form of the bees’ compound eye, Harrison Atelier’s Pollinators Pavilion produces new habitat for solitary bee species. A first pavilion is under construction at Old Mud Creek Farm, part of Abby Rockefeller’s 2,500 acre farm.

Timber Wave Installation Art

Timber Wave

For the London Design Festival, award-winning architects Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) and engineering firm Arup have simultaneously framed and opened up the Cromwell Road entrance to the V&A.

[C]Space Pavilion

[C]Space Pavilion

Designed by Synthesis Design + Architecture in collaboration with Alan Dempsey, [C]Space is the winning entry in the AADRL10 Pavilion Competition.  It is an advanced technology concrete structure that was erected in Bedford Square London.