Containing over 400 precisely machined gears, screws, and aesthetic elements, Derek Hugger’s latest kinetic sculpture Colibri mimics the motion of a hummingbird in flight.
Fashion designer Iris van Herpen took inspiration from artist Anthony Howe’s kinetic sculptures when creating this series of delicate and hypnotic garments for Paris Haute Couture week.
Brilliant Cube by Media Artist Group: Jonpasang is a kinetic 3D matrix, comprised of 576 clear LED poles moving up and down. The dimension is 6M X 6M X 6M. It is located at Gangnam station crossroads.
Artist Ross McSweeney created a wonderful kinetic wooden sculpture that features a little boat floating upon a bumpy sea. Three different types of fish appear to jump out of the waves as they rise and fall, both horizontally and vertically.
Henry Zwiefelhofer is an artist who designs amazing 3D printed kinetic sculptures. All parts of this sculpture is printed on MendelMax v3.
An interactive kinetic installation entitled ‘breaking the surface’ is raising the roof! This innovative installation was designed by the Norwegian architecture group ‘ctrl+n’, in collaboration with Scandinavian Design group, kontur, abida and intek.
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.
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.
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.
In this grasshopper definition you can create Parametric sleeves by morphing a single module to a series of twisted box from the pufferfish plugin.
For the newly established museum Futurium in Berlin, mischer’traxler studio was asked to develop two kinetic projects that deal about interconnectivity within our social environments.
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.
The cell wall is a student project submitted as the final project for the Dynamic Environment studio, Students: Kishan Desai and Sandy Ferrier, Instructor: Mostafa Alani, Ph.D.
Mutable by Nikolaus Weiler is a collection of three-dimensional kinetic sculptures. Every appearance of a mutable is a momentary equilibrium, a three-dimensional structure that only appears to be constant and is already changing to a different shape.
In this Kinetic Sculpture tutorial, I’m going to remodel the Stingray by Apical Reform in Rhino Grasshopper. First I’m going to explain how to make the sine Wave and then we are going to make the animation.
Bussola by Jennifer Townley is named after the Italian word for ‘compass’, as this sculpture is inspired on one of Leonardo da Vinci’s designs for such a drawing tool dating from 1514. The three dimensional machine is built up from identical instruments.
“The Paper Wave” is one of the longest Kinetic Lights installation so far. A 65m-long array of Kinetic Lights hovers above the car runway. The installation looks like a delicate wave and is made of paper-thin sheets that smoothly change colors and positions.
The arch was designed by Chuck Hoberman to be used as a mechanical curtain for the Olympic Medal Plaza’s stage. It is a semi-circular aluminum structure, which opened like the iris of a human eye.
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.
This paper by Ji Won Jun et al. presents a research on adaptive kinetic structures using shape memory alloys as actuators. The target of the research is designing and building an efficient kinetic structural system that could be applied at an architectural scale.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Echo” by Breakfast is a multi-sensory experience that visualizes real-time data occurring on social media through ripples that move across the surface. As the amount of social posts changes, it will impact the clarity of your portrait.
Water Ripples is a kinetic sculpture designed to celebrate the beauty and power of water, surrounding visitors in waves in response to donations made to the water access charity. It is composed of 600 handmade water droplets, controlled by custom designed motorized winches.
Resonant Chamber, an interior envelope system that deploys the principles of rigid origami, transforms the acoustic environment through dynamic spatial, material and electro-acoustic technologies. The aim of rvtr is to develop a soundsphere able to adjust its properties in response to changing sonic conditions.
The Neofit Roller is a fitness roller that collapses down to just 4 inches wide, so you can pack it with you wherever you go.