Juraj Kotian created an installation that would react to movement. The closer the viewer gets to the structure, the closer is gets to him. Once the viewer crosses a specific boundary, it goes back to its starting position to literally escape from the viewer’s touch.
Containing over 400 precisely machined gears, screws, and aesthetic elements, Derek Hugger’s latest kinetic sculpture Colibri mimics the motion of a hummingbird in flight.
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.
Fashion designer Iris van Herpen took inspiration from artist Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculptures when creating this series of delicate and hypnotic garments for Paris Haute Couture week.
The Jitterbox is an example of an auxetic material: if you pull on it, it expands in all directions. The Jitterbox mechanism is due to Taneli Luotoniemi. Henry Segerman has made some 3D printed models…
Brilliant Cube by Media Artist Group: Jonpasang is a kinetic 3D matrix, comprised of 576 clear LED poles moving up and down. The dimension is 6M X 6M X 6M. It is located at Gangnam station crossroads.
Artist Ross McSweeney created a wonderful kinetic wooden sculpture that features a little boat floating upon a bumpy sea. Three different types of fish appear to jump out of the waves as they rise and fall, both horizontally and vertically.
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.
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.
Henry Zwiefelhofer is an artist who designs amazing 3D printed kinetic sculptures. All parts of this sculpture is printed on MendelMax v3.
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.
Traditional hourglass timers are an effective albeit antiquated way to perform timing, but is no longer the most graceful way to time tasks thanks to the Sparkpluck ‘Chrolo.’
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.
The interactive art work “Intentions 2” produced by students of the Faculty of Media Studies Cross Media Course won the Knowledge Award at the 21st Student CG Contest (sponsored by the CG-ARTS Association).
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.
Inside venice’s palazzo mora, cara lee and stephan mundwiler of leeMundwiler architects have installed ‘CHiLL’ — a ‘breathing’ structure that kinetically responds to human interaction.
Desert Lotus is an expanding dome designed by Michael Burton. The goal of the project was to create a kinetic structure that could act as a collapsable, temporary installation or kiosk.
Bradford Hansen-Smith has been experimenting with structures made from a great many 10-inch bamboo skewers held together with short pieces of rubber tubing. He calls the technique stickweaving.
Made of mirrored stainless-steel Flex-Rings — a medium in development by BREAKFAST. The piece is inspired from the rock formations on Zekreet beach in Qatar.
British sculpture artist Ivan Black has a deep-rooted passion for kinetics and a talent for turning the ordinary into the extraordinary. This gift is perfectly illustrated in Nebula Hive, a 1 m high x 0.75 m wide luminous vortex of kinetic energy.
For the newly established museum Futurium in Berlin, mischer’traxler studio was asked to develop two kinetic projects that deal about interconnectivity within our social environments.
MIT Self-Assembly Lab has come up with an active design for a table that can reconfigure into various shapes. Manufactured by Italian brand Wood-Skin, the prototype of this self-assembling table was showcased at Milan Furniture Fair.
Mutable by Nikolaus Weiler is a collection of three-dimensional kinetic sculptures. Every appearance of a mutable is a momentary equilibrium, a three-dimensional structure that only appears to be constant and is already changing to a different shape.
Bussola by Jennifer Townley is named after the Italian word for ‘compass’, as this sculpture is inspired on one of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for such a drawing tool dating from 1514. The three dimensional machine is built up from identical instruments.
“The Paper Wave” is one of the longest Kinetic Lights installation so far. A 65m-long array of Kinetic Lights hovers above the car runway. The installation looks like a delicate wave and is made of paper-thin sheets that smoothly change colors and positions.
A multidisciplinary team has joined together to implement Tessellate™ technology – a dynamic perforated screen system that regulates light and solar gain – on its first-ever major building.
The arch was designed by Chuck Hoberman to be used as a mechanical curtain for the Olympic Medal Plaza’s stage. It is a semi-circular aluminum structure, which opened like the iris of a human eye.
“Swell” is a kinetic sculptural artwork by Dominic Harris for Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas cruise ship. Inspired by the beauty of the body of water surrounding the ship, his artwork is always alive and in motion.
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.
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.