This shingled timber pavilion was created by masters students on ETH Zurich’s Digital Fabrication course, who developed robotic fabrication techniques to minimise the waste involved in its construction.
ArboSkin is a Bioplastic Façade Research Project developed at ITKE (Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design) ,Institution that has many years of experience in teaching and research in the fields of computer based design, simulation, and production of cladding for buildings with complex geometries.
In this parametric design video you can see: Gatorade built this technology from scratch just for an ad. 2,500 switches turn the water on and off, and motion capture tells it what to do. The results are incredible.
This parametric design video is about reaction-diffusion. Reaction-diffusion (RD) is a canonical example of complex behavior that emerges from a simple set of rules. RD models a set of substances that are diffusing, or spreading; these substances also react with one another to create new substances.
This parametric design video is about TELUS Sky, a 58-storey development in the 100 block of 7 Ave. S.W., will incorporate office space, retail stores and 341 residential rental suites.
Kinetic Art & Architecture : The elements consist of three straight line segments that are conjoined like a Z with 90 degree angles. Alternating them on the axle in a mirrored position makes the two helixes twist in opposite direction.
Between April 9 and 14, 2013 the art installation „FLUIDIC — Sculpture In Motion” has been displayed in the Temporary Museum for New Design in Milan. The installation was designed and produced by Berlin based design studio WHITEvoid in cooperation with Hyundai’s Advanced Design Center.
Wooden Wall Clock Designs & Ideas #1: Modern Voronoi wall clock for your living room, bedroom or the office. Made of wood, square, organic-like, no dials visible, it’s more of a statement than just an object that tells the time. It’s nature confined in a basic shape.
This item begins as an ordinary plywood board. It gets cut to the desired size, finely sanded and then placed under the laser cutter, where our own custom-made-through-sweat-and-tears template is loaded. We take out the resulting pieces from the “oven” so we can finish it with wood stain. We sand it one more time, using fine sandpaper. This is all done manually – so all of those small imperfections hint that even though it’s laser cut, there are human hands that took over.
Diffusion Choir is a kinetic sculpture that uses 400 folding elements to reveal the movements of an invisible flock of birds. Its movements are always changing, driven by custom software running a flocking algorithm.
Seismic Design for Architects shows how structural requirements for seismic resistance can become an integral part of the design process. A non-mathematical approach focuses upon the principles and practice of seismic resistant design to enable readers to grasp the concepts and then readily apply them to their building designs.
Oleg Tyrnov designed this wooden office chair with the help of parametric modelling techniques considering the principles of ergonomics in order to create a beautiful, unique and innovative product which is really comfortable too.
This private astronomical observatory is located on a remote mountain summit in central New Hampshire. The site is characterized by granite outcroppings and is situated at the center of a three-mile radius “dark” landscape with very little light pollution to obstruct astronomical viewing. Gemma’s design rejects a traditional dome in favor of a synthesized architectural form
What we need: 4.5 m of copper pipe with a diameter of 15 mm cut into 30 pieces of 15 cm,15 m of copper wire with a cross section of 2 mm
Deployable structures are a good example of a dynamic parametric design! A short video highlighting some of the first-semester work at University of Westminster School of Architecture.
In this parametric design video Autodesk research teams explore ways to optimize the design of airplane seat frames in order to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions.
The final prototype titled Hanging Liminality; a parametric design by James Ye-Won Lee and Jonathan Fernandes, two masters students at the University of Sydney. The installation uses 28 servo motors and an Arduino Mega.
This parametric design video is about Breaking Wave located in the Biogen Idec lobby. Breaking Wave is an anamorphic kinetic sculpture created for our new headquarters in Cambridge, MA by Plebian Design and Hypersonic.
The purpose of this research is to assess daylight performance of buildings with climatic responsive envelopes with complex geometry that integrates shading devices in the façade. To this end two case studies are chosen due to their complex geometries and integrated daylight devices. The effect of different parameters of the daylight devices is analysed through Climate base daylight metrics (CBDM).
Here is a video about Cutting and assembly of a laser cut wooden lampshade.
Wooden Coaster Designs & Ideas #1: We engrave all our coasters with our laser cutter that precisely carves out each unique wood piece. They’re perfect for gifting to a friend or resting your own drinks. Set of 4 wooden coasters, each individually waterproofed to last for years to come. Crafted from certified sustainable wood and made in our sunny LA studio.
German engineer Stefan Lehnert has pioneered the use of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene ─ a highly durable, light and adaptable plastic ─ in architecture. The roof and cladding system he invented, based on plastic cushions filled with air, is energy efficient and able to withstand high impact.
Wooden Wall Clock Designs & Ideas #4: This clock is made of seven layers of precisely cut and engraved wood. The layers of wood resemble the growth rings of a tree. The clock will mount flat to the wall because the mechanism is fit inside the depth of the layers. finishing: The front side of the wood has been sanded. background: Growth rings, also referred to as tree rings or annual rings, can be seen in a horizontal cross section cut through the trunk of a tree. Growth rings are the result of new growth in the vascular cambium, a layer of cells near the bark that is classified as a lateral meristem.
Georgia Tech researchers find ways to use Origami as the structural basis for real world applications such as deployable antennas and bridges.
This book discusses analytical tools for designing energy efficient and lightweight structures that embody the concept of tensegrity. The book provides both static and dynamic analysis of special tensegrity structural concepts,