Steam Bent Series

Steam Bent Series

South Korean designer Bae Se Hwa steam bent hundreds of slender walnut slices to create the sinuous chairs, benches and desks that feature in this exhibition at New York gallery R & Company.

Re-Skinning: Design and Fabrication of Facade

Re-Skinning

This article by Ajla Aksamija, Todd Snapp, Michael Hodge and Ming Tang discusses a research/teaching collaboration between Perkins+Will and the University of Cincinnati and a unique design studio that was initiated as part of this collaboration.

Slender Concrete Shells Fabrication

Slender Concrete Shells

This thesis by Philipp Eisenbach examines the contradiction of the possibility to reduce cross-section dimensions, and the complexity of the discontinued homogeneity arising from segmentation.

Shell Chandelier Grasshopper3d Definition

Shell Chandelier

In this Premium grasshopper definition you can model a parametric Chandelier by defining a series of arcs which rotate along an axis. You can also extract the final curves for fabrication.

Auxetic Materials

Beyond Developable

Authors present a computational method for interactive 3D design and rationalization of surfaces via auxetic materials, i.e., flat flexible material that can stretch uniformly up to a certain extent.

Structural Detailing Grasshopper3d Definition

Structural Detailing

In this grasshopper definition, you can model a parametric structure by defining an arc-like curve. Then you can Extract the details and use them for fabrication.

Robot Based Thermal Mass Distribution

Thermal Compositions

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.

Sine Wave Table Grasshopper3d Definition weaverbird plugin

Sine Wave Table

In this Grasshopper definition, you can model a sine wave table using Graph mappers. Then you can use the Weaverbird plugin to give it a smooth look and finally extract the sections for fabrication.

Digital Fabrication

Digital Fabrication

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.

One Balance Desk

One Balance Desk

One Balance Desk (the layer version) by Peter Qvist consists of 48 sub-elements made of laminated birch veneer plus glass plate.

Geometric Hanging Light

Geometric Hanging Light

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.

Parametric Bench

Parametric Bench

Have you ever wondered how to model a Parametric Bench in Rhino Grasshopper? In this tutorial, we are going to model a Simple Parametric Bench from scratch. You will learn how to deform a box and produce the sectioning in grasshopper. We will also cover how to Nest the sections for Fabrication.

urchin softlight shape shifting paper lamp

Urchin Softlight

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.

PneumaKnit pneumatically actuated systems

PneumaKnit

This research by Sean Ahlquist, Wes McGee and Shahida Sharmin explores the development of seamless pneumatically actuated systems whose motion is controlled by the combination of differentially knitted textiles and standardized thin-walled silicone tubing.

Wooden Marble 3D Sculptures

3D Sculptures

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.

Crushed Wall Concrete Installation Art

Crushed Wall

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.

Circular Attractor Grasshopper3d Definition

Circular Attractor

In this definition you can model a parametric surface which is basically controlled by a series of circles with different radiuses and locations. At the end you can have the sections for fabrication.

Wave Sections Grasshopper3d Definition

Wave Sections

In this defintion you can model a parametric wave like structure and two waffle parts which can hold those sections together.

Folding Spacer Chair

Spacer Chair

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.

Compliant Laminar Assemblies

Laminar Assemblies

This paper by Pamela Dychengbeng Chua and Lee Fu Hui presents an innovative approach to the design and fabrication of three-dimensional objects from single-piece flat sheets, inspired by the origami technique of twist-closing.

Minimal Complexity Installation

Minimal Complexity

Romanian architect Vlad Tenu was awarded for his project ‘Minimal Complexity’ which along with its aesthetic beauty, technical superiority and elegance of detailing, the proposal was chosen because it employs structural robustness, material efficiency and an inherent logic of assembly.

Modular Systems

Modular Systems

This project by Vaishnavi Ramesh was a study and an exploration of how modular systems work on a fundamental level, and how they can be used in everyday design.The modular system revolves around the principle of repetitiveness to play with the figurative and structural role of design.

Universal Bracket

Universal Bracket

Paul Robinson has been working on  a universal bracket that can be used not only for any frequency geodesic dome but many other structures as well. A single universal bracket that can join any number of struts at any angle.