Tipping Wall

Tipping Wall

The facade of a cooling tower was covered with 10,000 hinged metal channels that fill with water and tip either left or right. When they tip they spill water into the center of the channel below which then tips either left or right. 

Parametric Glacier

Parametric Glacier

During the Contemporary Culture Forum White Night, an architecture, light and sound installation Parametric Glacier was on display at the Dome Cathedral garden in Riga.

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure

Weaving Enclosure is an experimental installation developed by ACTLAB in 2014 and a synthesis of a research on the emergent properties of weaving material system in architecture.

Responsive Pattern

Responsive Pattern

This video shows the design, fabrication, and programming of a responsive screening device by GenoMorph that employs origami techniques. The pattern response to light change within the built environment and change shape accordingly.

Catalyst Hexshell

Catalyst Hexshell

This project by Matsys was the result of a 4-day workshop taught with Marc Swackhamer at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture in March 2012.

3D Print with Clay

3D Printing with Clay

Students at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario are bringing a whole new meaning to mixed media as they take on both 3D printing and the use of ancient clay building materials.

Wander Wood Pavilion

Wander Wood Pavilion

Robots sliced the interlocking, curved wooden slats that form this sculptural bench, which is currently installed on the campus of the Vancouver’s University of British Columbia.

EXOtique Installation

EXOtique

EXOtique by Project One Studio is a backlit ceiling installation that was created at the foyer entrance of a university building. The patterning is based on light distribution throughout the piece, while the form redefines the space.

Knit Tensegrity Shell

Knit Tensegrity Shell

Knit Tensegrity Shell Pavilion by Dynamic Assemblies Lab is a 4.5-meter diameter by 3-meter tall, one-to-one scale prototype of this novel structure type.  Leveraging on iterative physical prototyping and digital form-finding simulations…

Glass Vault Robotic Fabrication

Glass Vault

The Glass Vault is a joint effort between SOM and Princeton University c.r.e.A.te lab and Form Finding Lab, with assistance from the TU Delft Glass Group and is one of the SOM’s latest demonstration projects in automated robotic construction.

Environmental Response

Environmental Response

As part of his research at Aalborg University, Esben B. Skouboe had the privilege to work with a team of skilled programmers, engineers and architectures to elaborate the initial findings done the workshop Environmental Response.

Wicker Pavilion

Wicker Pavilion

The Wicker Pavilion is designed combining contemporary architecture and traditional craftsmanship. It offers a place for relaxation and meditation in the heart of Jardins de l’Europe in Annecy, France.

metal facade with 3D-printed mould

Metal Facade

Students from ETH Zurich have pioneered a method of casting complex, one-off architectural structures from metal in a 3D-printed mould. Deep Facade, a six-metre-high aluminium structure with ribbons of metal looped in an organic fashion.

A.U.X.E. Chair auxetic furniture

A.U.X.E. Chair

This project by Niloofar Imani and her team, aims to design and fabricate a piece of auxetic furniture which its shape adapts to the user’s body figure using Rhino3d.

NP Pavilion

NP Pavilion

The NP Pavilion, Expo In Mumbai – commissioned by NipponPly, is a temporary installation made of plywood was designed for the Acetech Exposition 2018 Mumbai.

Breaking the Surface Interactive Kinetic Installation

Breaking the Surface

An interactive kinetic installation entitled ‘breaking the surface’ is raising the roof! This innovative installation was designed by the Norwegian architecture group ‘ctrl+n’, in collaboration with Scandinavian Design group, kontur, abida and intek.

Dragon Skin Pavilion

Dragon Skin Pavilion

The Dragon Skin is a robotically fabricated temporary pavilion, installed at the University of British Columbia. It is the result of a workshop hosted by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.

Interactive, Temporary Building Façade

Interactive Facade

Custom designed, this temporary translucent skin was created as a portable façade for Berkeley-based, contemporary lighting studio Looma during an open studio event.

Interwoven Installation

Interwoven Installation

Elias and Yousef Anastas (AAU ANASTAS) construct a meditative, immersive installation that aims to strengthen the relationship between nature and architecture in the Palestinian landscape.

Vaulted Willow Parametric Pavilion

Vaulted Willow

Commissioned by The Edmonton Arts Council and completed on June 18th, 2014 Design & computation: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ Engineering, Vaulted Willow is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, self-supported shells.

Currents Interactive Installation

Currents

SOFTlab recently completed Currents, an interactive wall installation for the IBM Watson headquarters in Atlanta. Using the Weather Channel’s air quality API, the interactive wall visualizes global air quality in real-time.

Responsive Architecture

Responsive Architecture

The Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop, which took place in Bucharest, Romania July 16-29, resulted in five innovative prototypes.

Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Serpentine Pavilion 2013

Here you can see Sou Fujimoto’s 2013 Serpentine Pavilion on the front lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery. The cloud-like structure on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens is made from a white lattice of steel poles.

Archimedean Pavilion

Archimedean Pavilion

The Archimedean is a ten-point-five-meter-long, six-meter-wide and three-point-five-meter high pavilion, which was installed on the wooden platform between the schools of Architecture and Building Engineering in the University of Seville.

Kenzo Kuma’s Parametric Pavilion

Kenzo Kuma’s Pavilion

A spiral structure pointing towards the sky. This is Kengo Kuma’s latest beautiful project in Harumi, Tokyo. The structure is a pavilion for shows and concerts built using a steel frame filled with laminated wood panels.

Symmetrical Scissors

Symmetrical Scissors

The central topic of this work by SMiA Research Group is the explanation of the making process of a scale model, which makes a spatial grouping of symmetrical straight scissors.

Reflection Parametric Sculpture

Reflection

Richard Sweeney was engaged by UAP to create a bespoke sculpture in China. Reflection is a beautiful intervention in space which is at once sun shelter, communal meeting space and captivating artwork.

Origami Shelter

Origami Shelter

Origami Shelter by Hannah Imlach (birch plywood, ripstop nylon and cotton webbing, 2011) investigates subtle changes in natural light. The sculpture is a portable, foldable space, large enough to fit two adults lying comfortably inside.

O-STRIP Pavilion Digital Fabrication

O-STRIP Pavilion

O-STRIP Pavilion is one of the projects in Tongji University’s Fabrication workshop that aims to bring back the liveliness of the place. The site is located at a sinking space of the teaching building, which connected with an indoor exhibition hall.

Bubble Pavilion Parametric Design

Bubble Pavilion

At the start of 2018, the Higher Technical School of Construction Engineering at the University of Seville launched an ambitious project to build an experimental pavilion – the “Bubble Pavilion” – using plywood panels as the raw material.