This paper by Gernot Riether and Daniel Baerlecken, will provide a different thinking of the relationship of massing and texture in Islamic Architecture from a digital point of view. An analysis of Islamic patterns challenged this relationship in Islamic architecture.
Knit Patterned Flow Pavilion by Dynamic Assemblies Lab is a spatial envelope formed by discrete knitted panels that seeks to amplify Singapore’s faint breezes to improve its interior and exterior thermal comfort.
IAAC and WASP present an innovative prototype of a 3D printed wall designed and engineered by IAAC and realised by Crane WASP within the Open Thesis Fabrication research, a programme of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Stuttgart used novel structural form-finding methods and simple fabrication techniques to design and construct a mushroom-like structure at the University’s main campus in Stuttgart, Vaihingen.
This paper presents a framework for integrating responsive and kinetic systems in the architectural design studio. The framework builds on findings of two design studios conducted at The American University in Cairo, Egypt.
This paper by Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee proposes to use a particle-spring system in response to a desired form in order to generate a variable-volume, compression-only structure fabricated of volumetric material.
This paper by Pablo Baquero, Victor Calixto, Affonso Orciuoli and Charles C Vincent explains how parametric methods are informed by simulation and prototyping, methods that were deployed during some series of digital fabrication workshops.
MEAN* or Middle East Architectural Network has proposed an intervention for Expo 2020 Dubai. The Boulevard Roundabout Pavilion, an 8-meter structure, will be an unmissable iconic proposal that welcomes the public to the world event.
A renewed interest in stereotomy, narrowly entwined with digital technologies, has allowed for the recovery and proposal of new techniques and expressions in this building approach.
In 2019, mario cucinella architects and WASP began work on ‘TECLA’ — a 3D-printed habitat made entirely from reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local terrain.
This paper presents a customised computational design tool developed for exploring the novel design space of Concrete Extrusion 3D Printing (CE3DP), enabling a reinterpretation of the concrete column building typology.
ETH Zurich has unveiled details of “Concrete Choreography,” an installation inaugurated in Riom, Switzerland. The installation presents the first robotically 3D printed concrete stage, consisting of columns fabricated without formwork.
Cellular Complexity “EVOLVE” is an installation, which exhibits the potential of cellular geometries at a spatial architectural scale. The complex, twisted geometry was generatively designed and digitally fabricated.
In this thesis by Molly Mason, author proposes the integration of robotic fabrication and assembly constraints into the design process to use as drivers for form-finding. The framework for this is created through codifying material processes and assembly logics.
This project by Matsys was the result of a 4-day workshop taught with Marc Swackhamer at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture in March 2012.
Students at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario are bringing a whole new meaning to mixed media as they take on both 3D printing and the use of ancient clay building materials.
EXOtique by Project One Studio is a backlit ceiling installation that was created at the foyer entrance of a university building. The patterning is based on light distribution throughout the piece, while the form redefines the space.
This paper investigates the potential for combining standard building materials with customised nodes that are individually optimised in response to local load conditions in non- standard, irregular, or doubly curved frame structures.
The Glass Vault is a joint effort between SOM and Princeton University c.r.e.A.te lab and Form Finding Lab, with assistance from the TU Delft Glass Group and is one of the SOM’s latest demonstration projects in automated robotic construction.
In this video you can take a look at a Gen 4 – BOSS Laser Cutter-2436, cutting out an example wedding invitation on some paper.
This is a small geometric toy by mars gizmo that’s oddly satisfying to play with. It can be used as a desk decoration. Ideally you need 4 small magnets for this toy.
This paper by Andrea Quartara and Angelo Figliola explores the process of digital materialization through robotic fabrication techniques by presenting three wooden projects.
This paper explains a method used during a workshop for constructing complex-curved geometry with quad edge panels. authors demonstrate that quad-edge mesh data structure can efficiently be used to construct complex large shapes.
This thesis by Niloofar Nikookar examines recent projects where representational and fabrication technology is integrated into the architectural design and production process.
Students from ETH Zurich have pioneered a method of casting complex, one-off architectural structures from metal in a 3D-printed mould. Deep Facade, a six-metre-high aluminium structure with ribbons of metal looped in an organic fashion.
Detailed within this paper is the development of an alternative fabrication concept that utilises an inexpensive, reusable “pin board” mold that is autonomously set to various CAD derived surface geometries by a 6-axis robotic arm manipulator.
The NP Pavilion, Expo In Mumbai – commissioned by NipponPly, is a temporary installation made of plywood was designed for the Acetech Exposition 2018 Mumbai.
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 Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto and the Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science concluded a research project on the use of robotic fabrication technologies in architecture and building construction.
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.