The Dragon Skin is a robotically fabricated temporary pavilion, installed at the University of British Columbia. It is the result of a workshop hosted by the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture and the Centre for Advanced Wood Processing.
Custom designed, this temporary translucent skin was created as a portable façade for Berkeley-based, contemporary lighting studio Looma during an open studio event.
Elias and Yousef Anastas (AAU ANASTAS) construct a meditative, immersive installation that aims to strengthen the relationship between nature and architecture in the Palestinian landscape.
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.'
Commissioned by The Edmonton Arts Council and completed on June 18th, 2014 Design & computation: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ Engineering, Vaulted Willow is an architectural folly exploring lightweight, self-supported shells.
SOFTlab recently completed Currents, an interactive wall installation for the IBM Watson headquarters in Atlanta. Using the Weather Channel's air quality API, the interactive wall visualizes global air quality in real-time.
The Innovative Prototyping @ Dynamic Fields – Responsive Architecture Workshop, which took place in Bucharest, Romania July 16-29, resulted in five innovative prototypes.
Interactive wall with kinect by Estudio Biopus. A way to transform any plane surface into a multitouch screen with a 3D kinect sensor.
Here you can see Sou Fujimoto's 2013 Serpentine Pavilion on the front lawn of London’s Serpentine Gallery. The cloud-like structure on the lawn outside the Serpentine Gallery in Kensington Gardens is made from a white lattice of steel poles.
The Archimedean is a ten-point-five-meter-long, six-meter-wide and three-point-five-meter high pavilion, which was installed on the wooden platform between the schools of Architecture and Building Engineering in the University of Seville.
A spiral structure pointing towards the sky. This is Kengo Kuma’s latest beautiful project in Harumi, Tokyo. The structure is a pavilion for shows and concerts built using a steel frame filled with laminated wood panels.
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.
Richard Sweeney was engaged by UAP to create a bespoke sculpture in China. Reflection is a beautiful intervention in space which is at once sun shelter, communal meeting space and captivating artwork.
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.
David Spriggs’ Vision artwork series have a distinct focus on the senses. Accentuated by an affinity between its subject matter and the fragmentary nature of the medium, there is a tension created between form and emptiness.
O-STRIP Pavilion is one of the projects in Tongji University’s Fabrication workshop that aims to bring back the liveliness of the place. The site is located at a sinking space of the teaching building, which connected with an indoor exhibition hall.
At the start of 2018, the Higher Technical School of Construction Engineering at the University of Seville launched an ambitious project to build an experimental pavilion - the “Bubble Pavilion” - using plywood panels as the raw material.
French for "single shell," Monocoque by Neri Oxman stands for a construction technique that supports structural load using an object's external skin. This approach promotes heterogeneity and differentiation of material properties.
Harmen Design group designed and digitally fabricated this interior setting for the LPD office in Toronto, using Rhino3d and it's plugin Grasshopper3d.
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.
Iridescence Print by Gramazio Kohler Research is the first large-scale architectural installation to be automatically printed by robotic machines.
Designed by penda, the cola-bow installation is a public art installation made out of more than 17,000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.
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.
The School of Architecture at Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany, have lead a collaborative research project into bionic inspired wooden shell structures.
Inside the construction fair BB Construmat 2017, hangs the new stand for the company Alumilux, pioneer in constructive solutions in aluminum, metal and glass. Stand Alumilux was designed by Jaime Prous Architects.
“Urban Imprint” is an immersive, kinetic, outdoor installation by Studio INI, exhibited at NYCxDesign for A/D/O by MINI, in Brooklyn, New York.
Ai Build presented “Daedalus Pavilion”, a 3D printed architectural installation built by robots, as part NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference in Amsterdam (28-29 September 2016).
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.
Located in the heart of Wujin, the burgeoning southern district of Changzhou, Jiangsu PRC, the Lotus Building by Studio 505 and the 3.5 hectare People’s Park has been designed to act as a cultural anchor and civic landmark.
MoveART partnered with All Urban LTD to design a play sculpture named Climbslide 8.0. While adults will appreciate «climb slide 8.0» as an aesthetically designed play sculpture, children will see it as a small world full of adventures.
John Grade the Seattle based artist created this pavilion named “Capacitor”. The sculpture changes its luminosity by a controller that gets its information from sensors on the roof of the building.
Flourishing by James Owen, a study of light, shadow, form, and function. Built on the basic principles of trigonometry and a simple mathematical formula.
Lyle London is an artist and sculptor. Over the last few years, he has developed a series of works based on the spiral topologies observed in natural phenomena.
‘Charkha’ by LIVE architecture, an 11-meter tall outdoor installation in cross maidan, mumbai, india. The winning entry in a monument design competition, the project draws from the ‘spinning wheel’ symbol promoted by mahatma gandhi.
Flexible Landscape by GOA Architects, an installation in the Jing'an Temple Square which is both artistic and practical. The installation is understood as a set of open landscape in this site, and looks like a bonsai of the city, getting involved with a soft and light profile.
Nikolaus Weiler is living and working as a freelance sculptor in Berlin since 1993. The focus of his work is the creation of all-dimensional sculptures.
teamLab reproduced the Bunkanomori Park building in 3D in a virtual three-dimensional space. The movement of water was then simulated as if it was a waterfall flowing over the shape of the building.
Designed by Cristina Nan, Dirce Medina Patatuchi, and Carlos Bausa Martinez, ‘Papillon D’or’ is made from golden dichroic holographic mirror vinyl, which refracts light and offers various experiences of the installation depending on the vantage point.
Knit Necklace is an extension to Knit Series of earrings and bangles by Monocircus. The design accentuates the unique 'knitted' structure resulting in a fascinating one-of-a-kind necklace.
Shiver House by Neon Studio is a radical reinvention of the common Finnish Hut (mökki). The project is a kinetic “animal like” structure which moves and adapts in response to surrounding natural forces.
Andreu Alfaro Hernández was a A self-taught artist, he was related to the Valencian artists collective Parpalló Group (1957), and influenced by constructivists, such as Constantin Brâncuşi or Antoine Pevsner and by Jorge Oteiza.
Contours by Acrylicize is a site-specific light installation sitting at the heart of Tableau Software’s Seattle HQ, exploring themes of nature and discovery in a nod to the data visualisation techniques Tableau is famed for.
Simon Young designs and produces bespoke furniture. Twist is one element repeated to form an object, in this case a helix, and then repeated again to form a useful object, such as a table base.
This pavilion is a 11-foot, steel vaulting structure known as Caret 6. Designed by OTA+ principle Kory Bieg and his 2013 design-build studio from the University of Texas’ (UT) Austin School of Architecture...
Pavilion Number 2 designed by MSA team at the University of Mazandaran in December 2017 which is now hosted in Kermanshah Iran.
The Singing Ringing Tree by Tonkin Liu is a musical sculpture standing in the wind on a hill overlooking Burnley.
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.
Taiwan-based Zuo Studio has woven a Bamboo Pavilion that curves majestically over a water body in Taichung. Located in Huludun Park’s fourth section and conceptualised for the Taichung World Flora Exposition.
The shukhov stool by Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich celebrates the visual style of the heritage Radio tower known as the Shukhov Tower in Moscow.
Benchwall by Molo Studio, is a flexible, paper or textile bench with a tall backrest that acts as both acoustic space partition and seating. It is a modern furniture concept which can stretch into straight, high backed seating or sweep into a spontaneous circular meeting room.
Combining 3D printing with venetian glass craftsmanship, architects Arturo Tedeschi, Michael Pryor, Pavlina Vardoulaki and Matteo Silverio have collaborated to produce a unique lighting design.
The Asterism projects by PATHfab serve as working prototypes for adapting any number of geometries into architectural, structural or furniture systems through the use of parametric strategies.
BHP pavilion by Matsys Design, is composed of 22 concrete “petals” that form a network of vaults that provide shade and direct the flow of rainwater into an underground cistern used for the park’s irrigation.
Designed in collaboration with Layer/Benjamin Hubert and Materialise, the GO was the result of two years of research, a wheelchair designed with a 3D-printed resin seat and TPU suspension sitting upon an aluminum insert.
In collaboration with Ryuichi Sakamoto’s forest conservation organization More Trees, architect Kengo Kuma has has designed a set of triangular-shaped modular pieces. called ‘Tsumiki’ — a name that means ‘wooden blocks’ in Japanese.
Andreu Carulla’s Facetat is a custom made, geometric serving dish. Revolutionary in its manufacturing, Facetat’s geometry begins as a flat sheet which can be modelled into infinite shapes using just your hands.
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.
Adam Friedman combined the comfort of upholstery with the durability and cleanliness of wood. Small compressed lumber blocks form the seats of chairs and benches, and the individual interlocking elements gently mold to the body.
The concept of the beehive and its honeycomb structure is the basis for the overall form of the sculpture Hive by Janet Lofquist. Constructed out of Cor-ten steel, Hive suggests an industrial past.