Twist

TWIST

The Twist by The Emergent Technologies and Design program, seeks to gain full control on material behaviour, exploiting the anisotropic properties of plywood to achieve a material system capable of producing articulated surfaces.

Kinematics In Metal

Kinematics In Metal

This Kinematics piece by Nervous System was 3d-printed using direct metal laser sintering (DMLS) in 18k gold by Cooksongold in collaboration with A3DM. This piece was fully articulated straight out of the printer and did not require any assembly.

Plate Pavilion Parametric Design

Plate Pavilion

Irina Miodragovic Vella (University of Malta), Steve DeMicoli (DeMicoli & Associates, dfab.studio) and Toni Kontik (ETH Zurich) combined design forces to create a one-of-a kind, awe-inducing pavilion for the 2014 Malta Design Week.

3D Printed Jewelry

3D Printed Jewelry

Hot Pop Factory created a collection of pieces that imitate patterns and textures found in nature, using a Makerbot Replicator to print every piece. After each piece is printed, it is put together by hand, making every single piece totally unique.

CARBON Digital Fabrication

CARBON

CARBON was an experiment in materials, Housefish used carbon fiber reinforcement to form an impossibly thin concrete shell chair (less than 3/8″ [10mm] thick). The legs are joined with their in-house developed 3D-printed sawdust, infused with resin for strength.

Cell Aggregation

Cell Aggregation

The intention was to discover generation methods that evolve from the surface subdivision, towards volume strategies, in this case cellar aggregation. The design process followed different methods of expressing these aggregation structures, exploring the relationship between negative and positive.

The Cell Wall

The Cell Wall

The cell wall is a student project submitted as the final project for the Dynamic Environment studio, Students: Kishan Desai and Sandy Ferrier, Instructor: Mostafa Alani, Ph.D.

QuaDror Building System

QuaDror

Dror Benshetrit has created a new building system called QuaDror that might change the way you see building materials. Unveiled at the Design Indaba conference last week in South Africa, QuaDror is a space truss geometry that has structural integrity and flexible design capabilities.

Decorative Vases

Decorative Vases

Fabulous decorative vases by Jennifer McCurdy look like spectacular sculptures. Her carved ceramic artworks impress and delight with original and beautiful designs that test the limits of the ceramic material and turn decorative vases into stunning centerpieces for interior decorating.

3D Printed Fabric

3D Printed Fabric

Designed by 3D print service Digits2Widgets as a means to demonstrate the possibilities of 3D printing, the “fabric” is quite flexible. So flexible it’s almost comfortable against your skin. It’s like cloth, as it droops when lifted.

Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication

Andrew Kudless’s work is a kind of geometric adventurism, exploring the functional limits of the materials he works with, making them clamp, slot, bolt, or hinge together in new ways.

One Balance Desk

One Balance Desk

One Balance Desk (the layer version) by Peter Qvist consists of 48 sub-elements made of laminated birch veneer plus glass plate.

Steen Ipsen

Geometric Sculptures

Ipsen is one of the most important ceramists of his generation. Even his most ambitious experiments and changes in direction invariably show a sure hand, an eye for potential, and a profound knowledge of materials and technique.

Geometric Hanging Light

Geometric Hanging Light

The goal of this project by Kirsten Dunn was to create a light fixture that functioned as another light source but she also wanted it to be really versatile, rather than custom-built for one specific place in her home.

Clay Vessels

Clay Vessels

U.K.-based ceramic artist Anna Whitehouse set a goal to create a new bottle each day for 100 days. By limiting herself to a single form, Whitehouse was able to stretch her creativity to formulate new designs previously unexplored in her practice.

Sculptural, Sound Absorbing Forms

Sound Absorbing Forms

Designed by Austrian design firm 13&9 Design, BuzziPleat is the latest sound absorbing option added to the BuzziSpace catalog of smart, modern acoustic solutions. The lightweight, large-scale forms are sculptural in nature.

Ladybird Pavilion Biomimicry Kinetic

Ladybird Pavilion

This three-meter-tall pavilion is composed of two adaptive folding elements, which have been programmed to open and close like the wings of a ladybird. collaboratively conceived and fabricated by three institutes at the university of stuttgart.

Armadillo Parametric Pavilion

Armadillo Pavilion

The “Armadillo” pavilion is the result of a commission made to the students of the subject of Parametric Architecture and Digital Manufacturing , at the School of Architecture of the University of the Basque Country (UPV / EHU).

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Art

Inspirational Printer Artists who use sophisticated computer software to create designs so complex that they can only be made by 3D printing. 

FLOTSAM & JETSAM 3d printed pavilion

FLOTSAM & JETSAM

These large-scale pavilions form an immersive entry environment to the 2016 Design Miami Exhibition. After SHoP Architects was awarded the 2016 Design Miami Visionary Award with an invitation to design the entry, the firm quickly reached out to Branch Technology

Minima | Maxima

Minima | Maxima

Minima | Maxima is the latest Structural Stripes “Crawling Assembly'” from MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY. This permanent installation provides a moment of contemplation amid the busy grounds of World Expo 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Lignum Pavilion

Lignum Pavilion

Designed by Frei+ Saarinen Architekten, the aim of the Lignum Pavilion is to inform the public about the possibilities of wood applications in the construction field.

Flexible Wood

Flexible Wood

dukta semi-finished boards are based on a patented process for making wood and wood-based materials flexible. The boards can be cut on one or both sides and are very pliable and transparent, allowing a great deal of freedom in designing. 

Porosity

Porosity

Porosity by Digital Design Center presents a research into the integrated design and fabrication approach of porous surfaces in architecture. The structure is fabricated out of foamed polystyrene by removing portions of its volume. 

Faceted Pendant Lights

Faceted Pendant Lights

Overall this light by Allison Patrick from Zipper8Design measures approximately 12 inches, but what really makes it unique is the construction method.

Triple S 3D Printing Fuses Thai Craftsmanship to Create Habitable Concrete Structures

Triple S

‘Triple S’ –developed in 2017– is based on traditional Thai craftsmanship to generate Surface, Structure, and Shelter in a single process; its specific artisanal form creating beautiful framework for structural purposes, easily building living spaces.

Uiliuili Bench

Uiliuili Bench

Architect Piotr Zuraw has designed a bench named uiliuili, as part of the Wroclaw City Furniture Project. The bench was constructed by the University of Wroclaw in Poland. 

On the Brink

On the Brink

On the Brink exhibition was shown at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, and presented a digitally generated and fabricated wall consisting of wooden bricks.

mickey matter, robotically assembled furniture made of multiple standardised pieces

Mickey Matter

A new generation of research initiated by the bartlett school of architecture’s design computation lab looks into robotically assembled furniture, a process which is essentially lego-like building blocks which can be configured into complex forms.

3D Printed Whorl Lamps

Whorl Lamps

Whorl Lamps by Andrew Kudless, Matsys design studio are composed of three interconnected layers of 3D-printed nylon. The thinness of the material allows light to transmit through it while the curved geometry adds stiffness.