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Pixel Wall Parametric Design and Fabrication

Pixel Wall

The “pixel wall” is composed of laser cut plates. Using parametric design and digital fabrication techniques, this flexible self-supporting wall has low cost and reduced environmental impact. This project is being developed by researchers from Chile and Brazil.

3D Printed Geodesic Dome

Geodesic Dome

+LAB is the new 3D printing lab of Politecnico of Milan. Their team is composed by designers and engineers conducting academic research on this amazing technology! This geodesic dome is an example, designed and fabricated by them.

Waffle Structure as Canopy

Waffle Canopy

WEsearch lab recently concluded their experimental study on ‘Waffle Structure as Canopy’ at CEPT University. Polygonal meshes were quickly modelled and iterated in Rhino. The final surfaces were turned into waffles by using custom Grasshopper script.

Algorithmic Mathematical Art

Algorithmic Art

Here’s an introduction and survey of Algorithmic Mathematical Art by Xah Lee. Here, he examined the various methods of algorithmic mathematical art, and indicate the states of the art and possibilities.

Parametric Embroidered Artwork

Embroidered Artwork

The embroidered artwork of Meredith Woolnough explores the beauty and fragility of nature. She uses a synthetic embroidery thread and a water-soluble fabric to create her work. The water-soluble fabric is what makes her work possible.

Hello Bathroom Interactive BathPod

Hello Bathroom

The Design team at PA Consulting, based in Cambridge, UK, created the BathPod in response to a concept brief. PA Design set out to combine ergonomics for the bathroom with digital interaction. The look aims to stand out while blending in through a range of textural finishes. 

Porifera 3D Printed Jewelry

Porifera Jewelry

Porifera is a 3D-printed brass jewelry collection inspired by the forms of deep-sea dwelling glass sponges. These ancient sponges form reefs of glass with complex, porous architectures that are home to many species.

Liyang Museum

Liyang Museum

Liyang Museum is located in the southeast corner of Yan Lake Park in the new urban district, connecting an urban public space to the new nature. The organic lines and undulating mountains compose melodious music in the mountain forest.

Parametric Barnacle Lamp

Parametric Barnacle Lamp

In this project by Kai Zhang, designer used bristol paper as construction material. After playing around with paper and exploring possible forms he used grasshopper to parametrically generate the lamp’s form.

Dragon Skin Pavilion

Dragon Skin Pavilion

The Dragon Skin Pavilion, a recent collaboration between the Laboratory for Explorative Architecture and Design (LEAD), a Hong Kong- and Antwerp-based firm, and the Tampere University of Technology in Finland, further explores the potential of this customizable lumber.

Bat-yam Cans Pavilion

Bat-yam Cans Pavilion

This cans pavilion was made during the Bat-Yam International Biennale of landscape urbanism in Israel. The palm trees bestow an ambiance of fantasy designers chose to further emphasize by using shiny tin cans as building blocks; city conservation using a familiar household material in a new context.

Creative Contour Grid

Creative Contour Grid

This desk organizer designed by “Things Design” is called CRID and is a creative contour grid which can be used for different purposes.

The Undulatus Pavilion

The Undulatus Pavilion

Curved-line folding is the act of folding a flat sheet of material along a curved crease pattern in order to create a three-dimensional shape. It is a creative and innovative way to produce lightweight and geometrically stiff components using only sheet materials.

Tape Art Installation

Tape Art Installation

Using nothing more than thin black tape in combination with his keen observation and understanding, Darel Carey creates line sequences in varied configurations in order to create an illusion of dimension that he calls “Dimensionalization”. Two dimensions can be perceived as three, and vice versa.

The Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence

The Bergeron Centre

ZAS Architects,The Lassonde School of Engineering, and York University, have collectively designed an technological integrated structure that allows for no lecture halls, fewer classrooms and a project-based learning environment. Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence has a bold and cloud-like architecture.

Robot Built House

Robot Built House

Researchers from Switzerland’s ETH Zurich university will use robots and 3D printers to design and build a pioneering three-storey house at a local research and innovation campus. Eight professors from ETH Zurich are working with business partners to build the DFAB House.

Snapping Mechanical Metamaterials

Snapping Metamaterials

In this video by Ahmad Rafsanjani you can see snapping mechanical metamaterials under tension. The response of highly deformable architectures can be programmed to impart a series of desirable functionalities, such as extraordinary geometric changes and conformational rearrangements.

Qatar National Convention Center

Qatar Convention Center

Gigantic tree-like columns support the overhanging roof of the Qatar National Convention Centre by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The building was designed by Arata Isozaki to reference the Sidrat al-Muntaha, a holy Islamic tree that is believed to symbolise the end of the seventh heaven.

Ada Interactive Pavilion

Ada

In collaboration with microsoft research, artist-in-residence jenny sabin has designed the ‘ada’ installation for the tech company’s redmond campus. The work takes its name from ada lovelace, mathematician who is often credited as one of the first computer programmer.

Kinetic Sculpture Orbs

Kinetic Sculpture Orbs

New York City-based design studio Hypersonic teamed up with Plebian Design to create a standalone system of 804 orange spheres which rise and fall in a concerted visual representation of how, within the perceived chaos of data sets, natural patterns eventually reveal themselves.

The Mandelbrot Set

The Mandelbrot Set

Mandelbrot set, a famous fractal that is a badge of honor for mathematicians. One way of defining the Mandelbrot set is by looking at how complex functions behave under repeated iteration.

UGEARS Mechanical Models

UGEARS

UGears is the creator and manufacturer of unique self-propelled mechanical model kits designed for self-assembly without glue and made entirely of high-grade wooden material.

Reaction Diffusion Pattern

Reaction Diffusion Pattern

In Kouhei Nakama’s production, Diffusion, programming is used to generate patterns on a human form. The central question is “Why do humans not have patterned skin like animals?”. To explore this concept, Nakama implements reaction-diffusion algorithms to generate patterns that resemble those found in plants and animals. 

Mozi Arm Spinner

Mozi Arm Spinner

This spinner toy by Mozi slips over your arms and spins in mesmerizing patterns across it. Roll it from arm to arm or friend to friend. Then, once it’s made its rounds, just fold it flat by turning it counterclockwise between your hands. Its smooth, caterpillar-like movement works best on bare skin. 

Branched Scissor Mechanisms

Scissor Mechanisms

Henry Segerman is putting a new spin on the subject with his emphasis on mathematical art. Instead of teaching math the old-fashioned way (i.e. boring old pen and paper), Segerman makes use of 3D printing videos to illustrate how mathematical concepts like geometry and symmetry work.

Fletcher Capstan Table

Fletcher Capstan Table

This unique, round table is capable of expanding to up to double its size, without taking up unnecessary space. It has been built on a system that contains expandable Leaves within, which gives you the chance to make the most out of the available space.

Geometric Pies

Geometric Pies

To Lauren Ko, pies are more than just food. The Seattle-based, 31-year-old baker says she is “more an artist and designer than a baker.” The only difference is that her medium is edible. Ko is known for her colorful, geometric designs that toss out traditional baking conventions.

GIRIH Puzzle Star Pattern

GIRIH Puzzle

In this video by Hamed Rahnama you can see a GIRIH puzzle, a 10 Pointed Star pattern. Girih tiles are a set of five tiles that were used in the creation of Islamic geometric patterns using strapwork (girih) for decoration of buildings in Islamic architecture.

Geometric Equilateral Triangles Drawing Tutorial

Equilateral Triangles

This tutorial by I See Arts explains how to draw equilateral triangle with straight lines pattern creates geometrical triangles inside a circle.