Mobius Nautilus by Joaquin Baldwin is a compound mobius strip created out of 36 interlocking mobius strips. They weave and interlock perfectly through the spaces left between them.
Articulated Timber Ground is a public pavilion designed and built by a group of Master in Architecture students at the University of Melbourne. Consisting of 1,752 components, the pavilion changes its form throughout the sections.
The F2 Pavilion was designed and fabricated by University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture’s graduate students under the direction of Andrew Kudless, Director of Matsys.
Designer Julia Ibbini is interested in human and machine collaboration in a traverse of analog and digital to create work with highly detailed machined precision, but which remains distinctly human in origin.
Project EGG is made from 4,760 individuated pieces, which have been made by hundreds of desktop 3D-printers from all over the world. Conceived and organized by furniture designer Michiel Van Der Kley, the irregular ellipsoid form measures roughly 5 x 4 x 3 meters.
The California-based Emerging Objects team has created Bloom, a pavilion constructed from 840 unique blocks 3-D printed from portland cement. The 9-foot (2.7 meter) tall pavilion is cruciform in plan, morphing as it rises to become the same cruciform shape twisted by 45 degrees.
Marc Fornes / The Very Many designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial. Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum.
Trabeculae Pavilion by WASP is a lightweight architecture completely 3D printed that fuses advancements in 3D printing with bio-inspired computational design. The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique.
Bow is the result of Zaha Hadid architects’ extensive research with 3D printing and material experimentation. It’s biodegradable, and machine-optimized, printed with a pellet-extruder (meaning, they employ plastic particles rather than filament), and colored in such an adaptive way.
Palmas is a vase collection made of concrete, each casted into a hand folded origami mold. Each pattern consists of 150-250 molecules, according to its height. The origami mold has a one-time use only, once the concrete hardens inside it, the paper is peeled off.
Romanian architect Vlad Tenu was awarded for his project ‘Minimal Complexity’ which along with its aesthetic beauty, technical superiority and elegance of detailing, the proposal was chosen because it employs structural robustness, material efficiency and an inherent logic of assembly.
Tear is a parametric wooden floor and pendant lamp designed by Imajine (Jaejin Lee) using a CNC Machine and Birch plywood.
Resonant Chamber, an interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami, transforms the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material and electro-acoustic technologies. The aim of rvtr is to develop a soundsphere able to adjust its properties in response to changing sonic conditions.
Designed by Platige Image and Bridge, BIOSTAGOG is an interactive sculpture that combines algorithmic design, 3D printing, mapping and interaction. BIOSTAGOG was created to be a living organism in the lobby of Platige that takes an active part in the company’s everyday life.
The process of design had on the one hand, the contribution of the creative shoe-designer Alessio Spinelli, on the other hand, the technical know-how of the team of architects Maurizio Arturo Degni and Arturo Tedeschi. The aim was to introduce the technology in the creative method.
As part of two NSF funded projects in the Sabin Design Lab at Cornell University, eSkin and KATS, ColorFolds is one product of ongoing trans-disciplinary research spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, electrical and systems engineering, and architecture.
Poroso by Emerging Objects is an experiment in block aggregation using a specially formulated wood material. The wood has a higher accuracy and finer finish. It is also stronger and more easily able to be excavated from the print bed.
Engineers from Jaguar Land Rover are working on the next generation of protective workplace clothing – a lightweight 3D-printed glove which could help better protect employees from the threat of a musculoskeletal disorder.
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.
+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.
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.
Having access to a laser cutter in a Fablab, designers at laxap wanted to give a try making a stacked laser cut sheet sculpture. Their tool of choice is OpenSCAD, which allows to combine 2D and 3D techniques, and to preview the final result.
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.
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.
With his first folding tests, Mitch Lorberau mostly worked with printers and physical cuts, in lieu of constructing the grasshopper definition side by side, and limited experience with laser cutting. The pattern was based around a strip module which he replicated and offset to form a larger pattern.
After cutting of some test pieces and assembling a couple of test cubes Matt Blackshaw found that the width for a sturdy press fit (using ECT 44 cardboard) joint is 0.152in. He also found that ECT 44 is surprisingly strong and the braces of a press fit joint need only be a width of 0.2in.
WikiVault is Michael Clarke’s proposal. It utilises a reciprocal frame structure created from flat sheet material that can be assembled rapidly on site with only the aid of a jig for lifting. The system is a very efficient use of material particularly owing to the fact that no formwork is necessary in the assembly.
A group of 11 undergrad students from Tecnologico De Monterrey Campus Monterrey have constructed a Parametric Pavilion as a final exercise for the semester. The project started with an algorithm created by one of the students were a pyramidal shaped component.
The Cellular Tessellation pavilion’s structure is formed with digitally-fabricated aluminum panels, folded and aggregated, created by a project algorithm that can work with nearly any surface.
The Orbicular lamp by Nervous System is a series of table lamps based on how veins form in leaves. Each lamp is a completely one-of-a-kind design 3D-printed in nylon plastic with its own unique form and pattern of veins.