In this definition you can model a parametric chandelier in grasshopper and extract the curves for fabrication.
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.
The objective of this thesis by Mateus de Sousa van Stralen was to explore possible ways of designing dynamic architectural systems involving both users and their environment in a mutual, continuous, and circular design process.
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 use of certain quadratic surface theorems has mainly been associated in architecture with the design of classical vaults, domes and piping. The work presented here is intended to explore the potential of these theorems
The shukhov stool by Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich celebrates the visual style of the heritage Radio tower known as the Shukhov Tower in Moscow.
In this article by Heike Matcha, Ante Ljubas and Harun Gueldemet, authors present and discuss an exploration of the possibilities and properties of 3D printing with a printing space of 1 cubic meter, and how those can be integrated into architectural education.
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.
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.
This thesis by Jennifer Jacobs describes her work in developing a set of software tools that attempt to make the practice of algorithmic craft accessible for novice programmers.
This work by Isak Worre Foged and Mads Brath Jensen develops, implements and tests a method and model for the distribution of material in relation to thermal performances through robot based extrusion of concrete.
This study by Mads Brath Mads Brath and Avishek Das investigates the technological and methodological challenges in establishing an indeterministic approach to robotic fabrication that allows for a collaborative and creative design/fabrication process.
‘Lasercut wood on leather‘ boots by Tineke Gysel was presented at the ‘Watch Our Steps’ exhibition, an exhibition that showcases the graduation works of promising Footwear designers from around the world.
Well known tire manufacturer Michelin introduces an airless, 3D printed tire made from recycled biodegradable like natural rubber, bamboo, paper, tin cans, wood, and plastic, which means it can be totally recycled after its life cycle.
In this 45 minutes Paracourse Lesson (premium Members) we are going to fabricate a Polyhedron by defining a series of simple connections for the faces. First, we are going to model the connection for any polyhedron and then model them in 3D.
After a 5-day intensive workshop training in Grasshopper and Rhinoceros, a Russian group has created plywood hand assembled form. The object is reminiscent of an aquatic creature.
The ChefJet and the ChefJet Pro are the latest from 3D Systems (the company that won Best Emerging Tech award at last year’s CES for the Cubify printer.) At CES, the company unveiled two 3-D printers that use sugar and water to crystallize frosting in real time.
This thesis by Thomas Le Comte seeks to explore parametric design through its implementation within a group design project to decipher how a parametric process grounded in an understanding of digital fabrication can inform architectural space.
Turkish industrial designer Deniz Karasahin of DK Design Studio designed this user-friendly 3D-printed medical cast which can revolutionize the treatment of broken bones.
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.
Designer Libero Rutilo of DesignLibero, has created a unique way to give life back to used plastic water bottles. His idea was to create a 3D printed sculptural vase exterior, that can be placed over the top of a water bottle.
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 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.
Robotic assembly technologies have been introduced in the field of architecture, opening new design and construction possibilities. This paper by Rui Oliveira and Jose Pedro Sousa intends to examine their application by examining how they can be used to connect with the traditions in brick construction.
This research by Carlos L. Marcos, Mara Capone and Emanuela Lanzara tries to reflect on the idea of digitally conscious design, from the inception to the manufacturing process of a prototype.
This paper by Stephanie CHALTIEL and Maite BRAVO exposes the process for the implementation of new digital and physical methods for monolithic shells design and construction using digital fabrication techniques combined with enjoyable manual craft.
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.