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.
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.
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.
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.
Located in the Zhangjiang District of Shanghai, to the east of Pudong, Shanghai Future Park is meant to form a new centerpiece for the expansion of a current technology development intended district.
The PLEXUS collection of gear by Subinay Malhotra finds safety, flexibility, ventilation, performance and cool looks in an intricate voronoi web that adapts to the wearers movement.
Arachne by Archi-Solution Workshop is a digital architectural endeavor to redefine an ordinary building with 3D printed components. It's installed by the spatially intertwined lattices that hung on the building in the curtain wall mechanism.
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.
The Triangle pavilion by Bojan Tepavčević and Dejan Mitov, Digital Design Center, FTN, University of Novi Sad, combines tessellation design logic with friction fit connection system that does not need glue or mechanical fasteners.
With its elastic movement and shifting form, urchin softlight paper lamp by Molodesign invites playful interaction. Using flexible honeycomb geometry, the textile lighting expands and morphs into myriad shapes.
The 45-storey Leeza Soho skyscraper by the late Zaha Hadid in Beijing, China, contains the world's tallest atrium twisting through its centre. As it rises, the Leeza Soho's void twists by 45 degrees and creates convex openings either side of the tower.
A 3019 piece non-hierarchical surface structure extends in three parts through the atrium of the architecture school at University of Nottingham, shaping the spatial configuration of the 2014 Graduate Exhibition.
Emerging Objects designed the physical representation of Berkeley—Rupp Prize for Architecture. It is a 3d object fabricated under the new paradigm of additive manufacturing to represent a new worldview about the role of architects in society.
Tokyo’s Kabuku Inc. has released a new, wood-like 3D printing material at their Rinkak Marketplace. This wood like material is made from wood chips and features a warm appearance, but requires that 3D models be built with added thickness.
The structural design of 'Exoskeleton', a pavilion exploring the possibilities of computer-aided manufacturing in prototyping, is a proposal by students of University of Ghent that addresses full-scale construction with limited resources.
Seed and Signal by Hypersonic is a kinetic sculpture that explores the dynamics of group behavior. In nature, individuals that crowd together often exhibit dynamics whereby tiny changes in behavior can alter the balance of the group between order and chaos.
Scale turns the acoustic wall panel on its ear. Designed as a university project by Vanessa Busemann and Felix Zebi with German design collective, Cabs Design, this modular wall system is made from cut and folded acoustic fiber composite.
Thomas Wing-Evans has created an interactive sound pavilion in collaboration with the DX Lab for the State Library of New South Wales in Australia, which takes paintings from the library’s collection and turns them into music.
William Root, a recent graduate from Pratt Institute in New York City, has developed a system to 3D print super-lightweight prosthetic legs with stealth styling. Called Exo, Root's prosthetic concept combines his interests in aesthetics and biomechatronics.
Innoprom Kinetic Wall, RCC pavilion 2018 by Leva and TODO consists of 39 “petals”, which can move together in mesmerizing waves and open up dynamic “windows” for visitors to look through the wall.
Palestinian architects Elias and Yousef Anastas of AAU Anastas have recently completed a structure composed of hand-made olive wood modules. Karamba was implemented as a tool to analyze the structural performance of the piece.
Silhouettes by BREAKFAST is a kinetic art that explores capturing the essence of people and creating a moment for reflection. As one looks upon the currently displayed silhouette, their own is captured and revealed.
The Picoroco Block™ by Emerging Objects is a modular 3D printed building block for wall fabrication printed from sand. Each block is 12″X12″X12″ and dimensional variability is possible using the 3D printing process.
The BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach to digital timber construction. Its segmented wood shell is based on biological principles found in the plate skeleton of sea urchins, which have been studied by ICD and ITKE at the University of Stuttgart.
American-Czech sculptor and fine artist Michael Kukla made 3D sculptures out of wood and marble. According to the artist much of his work has to do with the mystery of space, of standing in front of a thing and trying to visualize what it would be like to enter it.
Breathing Wall by Najla El Zein is an interactive installation located at the entrance hall of a private residence in Beirut. It is a dynamic three dimensional wall surface composed of variable-sized diamond shaped modules with two facets, white and gold.
Water Reaction, a project by Royal College of Art student Chao Chen, is an to create a material that reacts to external conditions with no human input required. Unlike other more high-tech approaches to this idea, Chen was inspired by a pinecone.
Interactive Items made an installation with generative graphic for multitouch table. Tracking up to 60 objects of any kind placed on the panel. Effects are based on glsl shaders, edited and adapted for multitouch via processing.
The British artist Walter Jack, the founder of Walter Jack studio, presented a truly dynamic installation, ‘Crushed Wall’. The sensual 40-metre long, 3-metre high wall installation utilizes concrete material in such a way that it appears soft and malleable.
Guinness World Records has awarded the title of "largest 3D printed structure" to VULCAN, a temporary pavilion designed by the Beijing-based Laboratory for Creative Design (LCD). Made up of 1023 printed segments, structure was 9.08 meters long.
“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.
In July 2006, Argos by MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building. MGP designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate a texture.
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.
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.
New Fundamentals Research Group, in partnership with S.N.B.R., designed and fabricated a stone vaulted pavilion for Rocalia, a natural stone fair held in Lyon. The structure’s foundation is a network of catenary curves which inform the vaults.
Based on the findings of the elective course "The Programmed Column 1",the students of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich were challenged to design and fabricate 3 prototypical brick columns of 4m height each within a 4 week workshop.
Interior architect Michelle Wempe of Zumahoo discovered the technical capabilities of the company Concretworks and with it how to create a three-dimensional architectural panel, creating a semi-opaque divider.
Taekyeom Lee is a designer and researcher taking pottery into the future. He taught himself to build and use a 3D printer with no prior background in robotics. He used it to create 3D-printed ceramic pieces.
The facades of the new exhibition hall are essential to the overall design by Lacime Architects with the most notable characteristic being the elegant and dynamic effect of the facade which appears as a ‘rising curtain.’
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.
The design of Sousse and Bardo Memorial by George King Architects was inspired by the fluid geometry of flowing water, frozen in place. At the centre of the memorial is a sculpture titled ‘Infinite Wave’’ which recreates a single wave.
Matrix by Leva is made of fifteen columns - 3.5 meters tall - counting three 32'' monitors each (45 monitors in total); every monitor is individually controlled by a stepper motor that makes it slide up and down on a rail by belt transmission.
A soft and open mesh fabric turns into a spacious chair by a synthesis of constructive folding and hardening. Inspired by the carpet production process, Studio Samira Boon designed the chair based on the same principles.
Reef redefines the role of architectural envelope by capitalizing on emerging material technology to imbue space with behavioral qualities. A category of metals that change shape according to temperature, offer the possibility of efficient fluid movement.
The form for the façade by Crawford Architects was derived from metal oxidation patterns inspired by those found on Zahner’s campus. A computer based algorithm converted the sketch’s tonal values into a 3-dimensional digital surface model of the façade.
Awakened 1 by Breakfast is made up of 168 Brixels (a mechanical medium BREAKFAST created), each with a mirrored and black side. The piece is an exploration of human interaction with a robotic medium.
Neri Oxman and MIT have developed programmable water-based biocomposites for digital design and fabrication. Named Aguahoja, the project has exhibited both a pavilion and a series of artifacts constructed from molecular components.
Cozi studio debuts with textural 3D printed focus lamps. Selective laser sintering is an additive 3D printing process that uses a high-power laser to sinter powdered material — typically plastic or metal — into a three-dimensional form.
S2OSB by BINAA - Building INnovation Arts Architecture is a pioneering management building, headquarters and conference hall. Uniting the vision of the client, it is also an iconic structure in the area, engaging people into a new way of looking.
Helio Curve is a kinetic sculpture by Reuben Margolin created for Hyundai Motor Company. It has two mechanical drives located 65 feet apart the ground. These produce continuously varying motion, which is translated through strings.
Steampunk is a pavilion constructed from hardwood using hand tools augmented with the precision of intelligent holographic guides. Designed by Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham (Fologram), Soomeen Hahm Design and Igor Pantic with Format Engineers.
Created by designer Carolien Laro, the seating chattels are really made from wood and they will really flex when you sit on them.
Timelapse from a workshop building an asymptotic timber gridshell in the shape of an Enneper surface. It was organised in the course Digital Tools - Parametric Design for students at the program Architecture and Engineering at Chalmers University.
To design a kinetic table Haeyoung Kim chose origami as a concept. Paper contains fibers and they are entangled with each other which make them possible to stay together without any additional medium.
Pendulum Casa V by ART+COM Studio is a kinetic sculpture created for the private residence of an art collector in Mexico City. Situated in an inner entrance area of the house, the sculpture moves through a vertical void between the ground and first floors.
Wrapped in a latticed glass and steel skin, this ring-shaped building by architecture studio BIAD UFO provides the new headquarters for Chinese broadcaster Phoenix Television. Beijing Institute of Architectural Design and UnForbidden office designed this Center.