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.
Matter Design Studio has partnered with CEMEX Global R&D to challenge the relationship between the mass of materials and the physical effort of contemporary construction practices, exploring the movement and assembly of heavy objects on a real scale, manufactured using advanced computing.
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.
Iris van Herpen designed a ready-to-wear collection for Fall/Winter 2015 in Paris, where she worked with other designers to create an edgy, 3D printed collection that explores terraforming.
Students realized a self-supporting lightweight pavilion made of partially foamed spacer textiles in Frankfurt. With a diameter of five meters and a height of three meters, the pavilion exemplifies the future possibilities of building with 3d textiles.
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.
The unbelievably fast KUKA robot faces off against one of the best table tennis players of all time, Timo Boll. Who has the best technique? Who will win the first ever table tennis duel of human versus robot?
Metal origami by studiodror utilizes the Industrial Origami folding technology to form solid QuaDror blocks out of metal sheets. This piece manifests QuaDror strength and efficiency with the use of a single sheet of light material folded into singular, high load-bearing assemblies
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.
Japanese artist Harumi Nakashima creates free-form ceramic sculptures that feature organic, yet psychedelic characteristics. Nakashima, mostly known for beautifully-structured, odd geometric shapes embellished with iconic polkadots, works with a level of intricacy that demonstrates the artist’s attention to detail.
Created by belgian designer jonas van put and presented at biennale interieur in kortrijk, ‘buzzijungle’ for buzzispace is a project that presents a reflection of the designer’s vision on social offices, further pushing the traditional boundaries of the workplace.
Stephen Axford is a photographer, who has an international reputation as a specialist in nature photographer with a particular passion in macro fungi photography. In these photos you can see the stunning patterns found in nature.
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.
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.
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.
“Continua” is an extraordinary work by the Austrian sculptor Erwin Hauer. These are perforated modular panels that result in a cobogó-style work of art to cover walls, separate rooms or even serve as adornments for the home.
One Balance Desk (the layer version) by Peter Qvist consists of 48 sub-elements made of laminated birch veneer plus glass plate.
Here is an example of VB script by Laurent DELRIEU for joining quite smoothly extrusions (minimum of 4). He used circles and rounded rectangles as profile for extrusions, but other shapes could be done too.
This project by Eric Giragosian was part of a research studio conducted by Yasushi Ishida to investigate various methods in finding forms of vaulting shell structures.
The triply periodic minimal surfaces have a great potential for architecture. How to make architecture to be highly moduliable and replicable is always a main concern for architects.
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.
Artisans in Indonesia handcraft this unique and nature-inspired wall art. They cut, shape, and place each teak wood segment to create a one-of-a-kind pattern with depth and movement.
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.
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.
The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007, designed by the internationally acclaimed artist Olafur Eliasson and the award-winning Norwegian architect Kjetil Thorsen, of the architectural practice Snøhetta, opened on 24 August and remained on site until 11 November 2007.
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.
Giles Miller Studio has created a series of four glass-tile sculptures to help visitors navigate Clerkenwell Design Week 2016. The London-based studio created the pieces, collectively named Billboards, for the new layout of Clerkenwell Design Week.
Inspirational Printer Artists who use sophisticated computer software to create designs so complex that they can only be made by 3D printing.
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.
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.
The Twin-Z car in collaboration with Renault sets out to explore opportunities of shape and geometry to seamlessly integrate a variety of different functions and elements within a continuous form.
The Frsh pavilion appears to result from a series of explorations addressing alternative approaches, techniques and methodologies in the arts and applied sciences realm.
“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.
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.
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).
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.
“Heaven Bloom” by WHYIXD is located in the lobby of a building which is constructed by GoldenJade development corp. Along with the international architecture team from Singapore, WOHA, this mansion was designed with concept of nature.
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.
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
‘WAVE’ by d’strict with anamorphic illusion has been successfully revealed on a magnificent DOOH of COEX K-POP SQUARE, the largest & high-definition outdoor advertising screen in S.Korea.
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.
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.
FABRIC Architecture introduced a new spatial concept in the royal garden in Copenhagen by stretching the understanding of the ‘pavilion’ towards the most elementary architectural element in garden design: the fence.
Overall this light by Allison Patrick from Zipper8Design measures approximately 12 inches, but what really makes it unique is the construction method.
'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.
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.
Designed by architecture and design firm The Fundamental Group, PUSH lets you shape it into the perfect container for all of your important things.
Designer Antony Gibbon has visualised a conceptual house called Twine, which sits under a wave-like piece of concrete within a landscape of rolling hills. Gibbon conceived Twine as a twisting concrete structure, which reflects the hills surrounding.
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.
Matthew Shlian works within the increasingly nebulous space between art and engineering. As a paper engineer, Shlian’s work is rooted in print media, book arts, and commercial design.
Make a fashion accessory out of leather. This was the brief for the “Craft the Leather” competition that motivated Renee Verhoeven to create her series “The Anatomy of the Hand”.
A polished aluminium dining table inspired by the infamous red rocks of Sedona; the form references the peaks and plateaus of Sedona’s unique sandstone formations. This design by Janne Kyttanen has a strong Silhouette and organic triangular detailing.
Federico Reyneri, partner at LPzR associates architects, and his research team started to analyse the Guggenheim Helsinki Design Competition, the largest architectural design competition in world history.
“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.
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.
Benjamin Hubert, of design agency Layer, has come up with a modular acoustic partition system for Woven Image that’s incredibly flexible. Scale makes its debut as a sustainable option for creating workplace privacy and flexible spaces. It also provides audio absorption.
Softlab was commissioned by One State Street to design a permanent wall installation to accompany the building’s new lobby renovation. Their intent was to create an installation that is not distinguishable as a piece of wall mounted art.
Fold It Up! by King Kong Design was thought as a modular installation composed of interchangeable elements made from flat sheets of material. Each of the modular elements was folded to shape and joined with paper clips.
Spectral Grove is a permanent outdoor public installation of cascading, latticed ribbons of colored aluminum and steel at the entrance of Pivot Park in West Philadelphia.
NBBJ & Yassir Khalil Studio shared their vision for the new Grand Stade de Casablanca. Their goal is to create a center for sports which is keenly in tune with the natural environment, geography, and history of the nation of Morocco.