Expandable Surface Pavilion

Expandable Surface Pavilion

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.

Mobile Robotic Brickwork

Mobile Robotic Brickwork

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.

About Face Kinetic Sculpture

About Face

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.

Square Wave Kinetic Sculpture

Square Wave

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.

Optimization for Digital Fabrication

Optimization for Digital Fabrication

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…

Robot Simulation and Control for Architecture

Robot Simulation

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.

Bloom Parametric Sculptures

Bloom

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.

Fabric of the Living

Fabric of the Living

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…

Kinematic Pavilion

Kinematic Pavilion

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.

Eggshell: Ultra-Thin 3D Printed Formwork

Eggshell

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.

3D Copypod

3D Copypod

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.

Urbach Tower Parametric Design

Urbach Tower

The Urbach Tower by itke/ICD Stuttgart is a unique wood structure. The design of the tower emerges from a new self-shaping process of the curved wood components. This pioneering development constitutes a paradigm shift in timber manufacturing.

Between Waves Installation

Between Waves

Artist Ling-Li Tseng specializes in creating a vibrant spatial experience by utilizing curvilinear elements. Her newly completed work locates in Bu-Dai township, Chiayi, a unique environment surrounded by the scent of ocean and earth.

Epoch Installation Art

Epoch

An epoch is defined by the moment of time chosen to be the origin of an era, a reference starting point from which time is measured. David Spriggs’ experiential artwork, Epoch gives shape to time and perception.

Thinking Manual A Digital Framework

Thinking Manual

In the course of this thesis by Anna Vasileiou, author aims to explore ways of introducing computational tools into design processes of advanced geometry for a more creative and open-ended human-machine symbiosis.

Entwine Art Installation

Entwine

Entwine, Joshua Teo’s site-specific art installation made entirely out of recycled plastic tiles, is located at the Masjid Jamek Lookout Point. It serves as an open letter to both the authorities and to the public, addressing the city’s waste management predicament.

Wrapping Behaviour

Wrapping Behaviour

This thesis by Janne Keskinen, presents a textbook example of a digital design approach for architecture through the creation and implementation of an algorithmic design tool.

Gateway Pavilion

Gateway Pavilion

The Waiheke Gateway Pavilion by Stevens Lawson Architects, washed ashore of Matiatia Bay forming a ceremonial entry to 2017’s Headland Sculpture on the Gulf exhibition. The skeletal architectural sculpture is an inventive elaboration on the New Zealand traditions.

Sisyphus Kinetic Sculpture

Sisyphus Kinetic Sculpture

Jason Allemann of JK Brickworks designed this superb perpetual kinetic sculpture depicting the Greek myth of Sisyphus who was condemned to roll an immense boulder up a hill for eternity.

London Timber Pavilion

London Timber Pavilion

London Timber Pavilion by Schiller Projects, is a project that focuses on the mindful redesign of two outdoor terraces in a metropolitan setting. The pavilion, was crafted by steam bending individual oak petals to create a self-supporting canopy.

Funan Kinetic Wall

Funan Kinetic Wall

A state-of-the-art multimedia installation that is a first-of-its-kind in Singapore– the Funan Kinetic Wall. Spanning 13 metres in height and 9 metres in width, the Kinetic Wall features a total of 1,271 motorised light blades.

Boxel Pavilion

Boxel

The experimental pavilion BOXEL was designed and realized by students of the architecture department during the last summer semester on the campus of the University of Applied Sciences in Detmold.

The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse and Cabinet of Future Fossils was commissioned by the American Philosophical Society Museum, funded by Heritage Philadelphia Program, a program of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.

Phoresy Pack

Phoresy Pack

Imagine the perfect backpack. Think of its shape, volume, the type of strap, and how you’ll wear it. Now go get it! That’s the idea behind the Phoresy Pack by Stepan Drunks.

Perceptual Art

Perceptual Art

Michael Murphy is an American artist and inventor known for his Perceptual Art. His technique, with a primary emphasis on the viewer’s perception, is best described as “illusions of images rendered in three dimensional space”.

Copper in Motion

Copper in Motion

Larose Guyon developed a design for New York-based Rockwell Group’s brand new EMC2 Hotel in Chicago and came up with an interactive sculpture that combines ingenuity, art and science.

Timber Wave Installation Art

Timber Wave

For the London Design Festival, award-winning architects Amanda Levete Architects (AL_A) and engineering firm Arup have simultaneously framed and opened up the Cromwell Road entrance to the V&A.

Mandela Memorial Sculpture

Mandela Memorial Sculpture

South african artist Marco Cianfanelli has developed a memorial to recognize the 50 year anniversary of peace activist and politician Nelson Mandela’s capture by the apartheid police in 1962.

[C]Space Pavilion

[C]Space Pavilion

Designed by Synthesis Design + Architecture in collaboration with Alan Dempsey, [C]Space is the winning entry in the AADRL10 Pavilion Competition.  It is an advanced technology concrete structure that was erected in Bedford Square London.

Environmental Feedback and Spatial Conditioning

Environmental Feedback

This paper by Isak Worre Foged and Esben Skouboe Poulsen, illustrates responsive systems, which focus on the implementation of multi-objective adaptive design prototypes from sensored environments.