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LCD's VULCAN Pavilion Awarded Guinness World Record for Largest 3D Printed Structure

VULCAN Pavilion

Guinness World Records has awarded the title of “largest 3D printed structure” to VULCAN, a temporary pavilion designed by the Beijing-based Laboratory for Creative Design (LCD). Made up of 1023 printed segments, structure was 9.08 meters long.

Argos Prefabricated Facade

Argos

In July 2006, Argos by MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building. MGP designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate a texture.

Kinetic Wall Installation Enel Pavilion - Expo 2015

Kinetic Wall

Created by TODO and LEVA for the control room of Enel’s pavilion at Expo Milan 2015, this project equivalates the high-tech environment that surrounds it. The “kinetic wall” consists of 127 motorised mechanical elements, each individually controlled in real time.

Stone Pavilion Uses Traditional Form And Technology

Stone Pavilion

New Fundamentals Research Group, in partnership with S.N.B.R., designed and fabricated a stone vaulted pavilion for Rocalia, a natural stone fair held in Lyon. The structure’s foundation is a network of catenary curves which inform the vaults.

The Programmed Column Parametric Design and Digital Fabrication

Programmed Column 2

Based on the findings of the elective course “The Programmed Column 1”,the students of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich were challenged to design and fabricate 3 prototypical brick columns of 4m height each within a 4 week workshop.

3D Printing Architectural Panel

3D Printed Panels

Interior architect Michelle Wempe of Zumahoo discovered the technical capabilities of the company Concretworks and with it how to create a three-dimensional architectural panel, creating a semi-opaque divider.

3D Printed Pottery

3D Printed Pottery

Taekyeom Lee is a designer and researcher taking pottery into the future. He taught himself to build and use a 3D printer with no prior background in robotics. He used it to create 3D-printed ceramic pieces.

lacime architects cover exhibition hall with undulating facade in suzhou, china

Undulating Facade

The facades of the new exhibition hall are essential to the overall design by Lacime Architects with the most notable characteristic being the elegant and dynamic effect of the facade which appears as a ‘rising curtain.’ 

Disobedience Interactive Kinetic Installation

Disobedience

Nassia Inglessis is an artist and designer. Her sculpture, “Disobedience” was built over 9 months by her and a team of engineers. The piece is 56 feet long, about 10 feet tall, and can expand up to 5 feet as it engulfs its visitors when they walk through it.

Sousse and Bardo Memorial

Sousse and Bardo Memorial

The design of Sousse and Bardo Memorial by George King Architects was inspired by the fluid geometry of flowing water, frozen in place. At the centre of the memorial is a sculpture titled ‘Infinite Wave’’ which recreates a single wave.

MatriX Kinetic Installation

MatriX

Matrix by Leva is made of fifteen columns –  3.5 meters tall – counting three 32” monitors each (45 monitors in total); every monitor is individually controlled by a stepper motor that makes it slide up and down on a rail by belt transmission.

Folding Spacer Chair

Spacer Chair

A soft and open mesh fabric turns into a spacious chair by a synthesis of constructive folding and hardening. Inspired by the carpet production process, Studio Samira Boon designed the chair based on the same principles.

Reef Interactive Installation

Reef

Reef redefines the role of architectural envelope by capitalizing on emerging material technology to imbue space with behavioral qualities. A category of metals that change shape according to temperature, offer the possibility of efficient fluid movement.

Zahner Factory Parametric Facade

Zahner Factory

The form for the façade by Crawford Architects was derived from metal oxidation patterns inspired by those found on Zahner’s campus. A computer based algorithm converted the sketch’s tonal values into a 3-dimensional digital surface model of the façade.

Awaken 1 (Interactive Kinetic Art Installation)

Awaken

Awakened 1 by Breakfast is made up of 168 Brixels (a mechanical medium BREAKFAST created), each with a mirrored and black side. The piece is an exploration of human interaction with a robotic medium.

Aguahoja Programmable Biocomposites for Digital Fabrication

Aguahoja

Neri Oxman and MIT have developed programmable water-based biocomposites for digital design and fabrication. Named Aguahoja, the project has exhibited both a pavilion and a series of artifacts constructed from molecular components.

3D printed focus lamps

Focus Lamps

Cozi studio debuts with textural 3D printed focus lamps. Selective laser sintering is an additive 3D printing process that uses a high-power laser to sinter powdered material — typically plastic or metal — into a three-dimensional form.

S2OSB Headquarters Facade

S2OSB Headquarters

S2OSB by BINAA – Building INnovation Arts Architecture is a pioneering management building, headquarters and conference hall. Uniting the vision of the client, it is also an iconic structure in the area, engaging people into a new way of looking.

Helio Curve Kinetic Sculpture

Helio Curve

Helio Curve is a kinetic sculpture by Reuben Margolin created for Hyundai Motor Company. It has two mechanical drives located 65 feet apart the ground. These produce continuously varying motion, which is translated through strings.

Steampunk Pavilion augmented with the intelligent holographic guides

Steampunk Pavilion

Steampunk is a pavilion constructed from hardwood using hand tools augmented with the precision of intelligent holographic guides. Designed by Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham (Fologram), Soomeen Hahm Design and Igor Pantic with Format Engineers.

Spring Wood CNC Cut Chair

Spring Wood Chair

Created by designer Carolien Laro, the seating chattels are really made from wood and they will really flex when you sit on them.

Asymptotic Timber Gridshell

Asymptotic Gridshell

Timelapse from a workshop building an asymptotic timber gridshell in the shape of an Enneper surface. It was organised in the course Digital Tools – Parametric Design for students at the program Architecture and Engineering at Chalmers University.

Origami kinetic Table

Origami kinetic Table

To design a kinetic table Haeyoung Kim chose origami as a concept. Paper contains fibers and they are entangled with each other which make them possible to stay together without any additional medium.

Pendulum Casa V Kinetic Sculpture

Pendulum Casa V

Pendulum Casa V by ART+COM Studio is a kinetic sculpture created for the private residence of an art collector in Mexico City. Situated in an inner entrance area of the house, the sculpture moves through a vertical void between the ground and first floors.

Doughnut-shaped television studio in Beijing is enclosed in a latticed shell

Phoenix

Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television. Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and UnForbidden office designed this Center.

Deciduous 3D rinted Pavilion

Deciduous

Designed by MEAN* for Dubai International Financial Center, Deciduous is a 3D printed pavilion that invites us to revisit our relationship with nature, through an experience reminiscent of walking through an abstracted botanical form.

NASA 4D-print ‘space chain mail’ to protect astronauts from flying meteorites

Space Chain Mail

NASA are stepping straight into the future of textiles with their 4D printed ‘space fabric’—a metallic material intended to be used like ‘chain mail’ to protect astronauts and spacecraft alike during their missions.

EQ Teaser Kinetic Wall

EQ Teaser

The EQ Teaser was designed by Atelier Markgraph (Christoph Diederichs). wirmachenbunt (Christian Engler) developed the software, interaction and motion graphics.

Snapping Facade Kinetic Architecture

Snapping Facade

Snapping Façade by Dioinno Architecture PLLC explores a sustainable building envelope design strategy that utilizes elastic instability to create dynamic motion at the building envelope.

Swarm Light Responsive Light Installation

Swarm Light

The ‘Swarm Light’ by rAndom International is an experimental light installation with a real ‚collective consciousness’ that subtly reacts to the viewer’s audible presence.