In this grasshopper example file, Using a series of circles and moving them upwards, we have created a wall with graph component. In one part of the pipes, a semicircle has been removed.
An international team of architects and fine carpenters in collaboration with the Finnish National Museum brings modern architecture into the Seurasaari open air museum in Helsinki, Finland, for the summer of 2017.
Studio Samira Boon presents its HORTUS BIONICA series, seeking to cultivate a healthy indoor environment that adapts to the needs of its occupants like a living ecosystem. the first two ‘sprouts’ of the new product series are entitled: sonic blossom and proxi flower.
This thesis by Noor K. Khouri, examines Islamic pattern through a parametric, performance-driven framework in the context of conceptual design, when many alternatives are being considered. Form finding is conducted via the force density method…
The technology of the dynamic/dancing wall is presented as an installation and was first shown at the BIF architectural festival in Moscow. The architects faced the task of tying together the theme of the Theater year in the Russian Federation and the theme of Love.
The aim of this thesis by Annie Locke Scherer, is to create parametrically-derived folding patterns that approximate irregular, doubly-curved surfaces when assembled. This thesis investigates the relatively unexplored world of origami: kirigami.
Timescapes by AIRLAB, is a 3D printed pavilion that commemorates the 10th Anniversary of the Singapore University of Technology and Design. The form of the capsule represents the cyclical nature of time: a periodic surface peels from the ground.
The thesis explores various aspects of the application that extend from a rapid modeling method of gyroid structure, experiments, and simulations along with theoretical values for mechanical and thermal properties of gyroid, to topology optimization…
Since 2001, McConnell Studios has created custom designed elements for public, commercial, and residential clients with the goal of enhancing the environments.
Taking cues from the principles of the Hoberman sphere and how it contracts and increases in size, Erik Stehmann‘s ‘Expanding Lamp’ has the ability to enlarge from a desk to standing floor version through the simple push and pull of its components.
In this paper, authors explore the various constraints in robotic fabrication and assembly processes, analyze their influence on design, and propose a methodology which bridges the gap between parametric design and robotic production.
The project Shapes of Sweden was developed for the Volvo Design Challenge that Lilian van Daal won in 2015. For this challenge she dived into the Swedish environment and the brand proposition of Volvo.
Permanently installed in the greater columbus convention center, columbus, ohio, ‘as we are’ by Matthew Mohr is the first of its kind but others can be installed anywhere else in the world.
This research by Yomna Saad ElGhazi and Ayman Hassaan Ahmed Mahmoud, explores the possibilities of kinetic composition afforded by Origami different techniques using squared module.
This research focuses on an approximate control over the fundamental geometric characteristics of a reticular system such as node density and directionality. The proposal frames the favorable result of the weave to be three-dimensional and volumetric…
This paper introduces concepts and methodologies for multiscale modeling in architecture, and demonstrates their application to support bi-directional information flows in the design of a panelized, thin skinned metal structure.
The research presented here by Paul Nicholas, David Stasiuk and Tim Schork, describes the context of open-ended design spaces, and distinguishes between two characteristic modeling approaches…
A full-scale prototype for a droneport designed by Foster+Partners built on site in the Arsenale in Venice, was unveiled at the 15th International Architecture Biennale. The droneport prototype is the first project to be presented by The Norman Foster Foundation.
Ghostcube by Erik Åberg is a sculpture inspired by moving origami. It consists of cubes connected in a three-dimensional structure. You can manipulate it to change shapes in different ways.
This design by Pablo Esteban Zamorano, Nacho Martí and Jacob Bek, manifested into a small meeting room-pavilion that explores complex geometries generated from plywood sheets.
This paper, describes the implementation of a discrete in situ construction process using a location-aware mobile robot. An undulating dry brick wall is semi-autonomously fabricated in a laboratory environment set up to mimic a construction site.
Anthony Howe is a 3D kinetic sculptures who lives and works in a rural area in Eastsound Washington surrounded by little more than trees, wind, and other natural elements that inspire his incredible kinetic sculptures.
A Kickstarter campaign introduces a five-dimensional sculpture said to be inspired by mathematics and the Fibonacci sequence. Square Wave, the first in a collection from artist Ivan Black and Atellani.
This thesis by Yvonne Rebecca Stürz, deals with two main aspects of digital fabrication: Firstly, the automation of complex construction tasks through efficient distributed control of multi-robot systems, and secondly…
In this paper, authors will discuss the use of a real-time programming environment for robot simulation/control and introduce a virtual robot, that allows architects to digitally prototype fabrication processes.
Blooms are 3D printed sculptures designed by John Edmark to animate when spun under a strobe light. Unlike a 3D zoetrope, which animates a sequence of small changes to objects, a bloom animates as a single self-contained sculpture.
The Centre Pompidou in Paris opened its doors to two living sculptures, embodying the future forms of spatial intelligence. The exhibition, titled “La Fabrique du vivant” [The Fabric of the Living], featured “H.O.R.T.U.S. XL Astaxanthin.g” by ecoLogicStudio…
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) partnered with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture on an exhibition that explores the intersection of art, engineering, and architecture. A SOM-designed pavilion is one of the centerpieces of the exhibition.
This article, presents one possible application, a novel fabrication process that combines large-scale robotic fused deposition modeling 3D printing with simultaneous casting of a fast-hardening, set-on-demand concrete.
The 3D Copypod by People’s Architecture Office, is a 3D scan booth that can instantly digitize subjects of a wide range of sizes. Objects are surrounded by a spherical array of over one hundred fixed focal length DSLR cameras.