Thursday, 25 May 2017

Printing useful stuff

3D printing is growing up. The technology is morphing from a idea into a useful tool. A number of universities and aspiring companies are developing amazing spinoffs that can actually produce useful stuff.

The Design Computation Lab at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL has printed this cool chair using a robot arm to extrude the material.

Fire station 4 Image taken from Design Computation Lab UCL / VOXELCHAIR V1.0 Robotically 3d Printed Plastic Chair.

Voxel chair v1.0 designed by: Manuel Jimenez Garcia and Gilles Retsin
Fabrication Support: Nagami.Design and Vicente Soler
Team: Manuel Jimenez Garcia, Miguel Angel Jimenez Garcia, Ignacio Viguera Ochoa, Gilles Retsin, Vicente Soler

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Shifting Concrete - Architecture in Motion

There is motion in architecture. Not at first glance, but if you start looking it can be found in most aspects. Being this from the movement of people goods or materials to building parts such as doors, windows or blinds. Even by design buildings can move. See for example designs by Frank Gerry, Himmelb(l)au or the late Zaha Hadid.

However noting makes architecture move ore than light. It constantly transforms and changes the shape and appearance of buildings.

Shifting Concrete — Video Mapping. Video by WECOMEINPEACE on Vimeo.