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Smith. Endograft An undulating partition through space, Endograft is a dynamic intervention within the existing framework of Interface Gallery.


The large-scale work redefines and transforms the space to mirror its palimpsest history: rewritten and evolving over time. Located within a former carriage house, Interface Gallery retains many structural and aesthetic aspects of the original building, the footprint, the slanted ceiling, and aged brick, with the addition of two skylights that flood the space with natural light. Endograft forms a division within the gallery space, creating a sheltered area of light behind the partition. A simple divide, a dynamic spatial interaction drawing one through the space affecting a noticeable change in one’s experience. A spatially interactive installation, Endograft immerses the viewer in the realms of history and experience, as mediated by technology. Endograft is Smith|Allen studios latest exploration into 3D printed architecture.

MACHINE SERIES. Anyone can make DIY furniture with these 3D-printed wood connectors. April 21, 2014 Every year the Milan Furniture Fair heralds a tidal wave of new concepts and products.

Anyone can make DIY furniture with these 3D-printed wood connectors

This year, Studio Minale-Maeda presented Keystones, a specially-designed connector that holds together various components of a piece of furniture and can be 3D printed at home. These 3D printed plastic connectors combine with standard wooden parts, so that only the essential parts of the furniture need to be shipped, and people could just print the plastic parts on a home 3D printer. The goal is to redefine the design process itself and introduce the active customer participation. Here's some more information from the designers: Andreas Bastian: Projects. Deskriptiv - blog. , Printed Sunglasses diseñado por YES (gglab +... , Vajilla Chef Paco Morales + gglab: Estrella. , Silla Scott diseñada por jmm. , Lavaface diseñado por Dvein. Design of the Week: Forms in Nature. This week’s selection is Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz’s Forms in Nature.

Design of the Week: Forms in Nature

This work uses a technique we’ve not seen previously: using a centrally illuminated 3D printed structure to cast shadows on the walls of a room. Don’t believe us? Just check out the image above. The artists say: An Emergency Shelter That's Open Source and Locks Together Like Legos. Three years after a massive earthquake struck Haiti, hundreds of thousands of people are still living in tents.

An Emergency Shelter That's Open Source and Locks Together Like Legos

And while tents do have their merits—they’re cheap and fast to construct—they’re not really meant to be more than just temporary relief. "3D printing is abused" - Ron Arad. Tom Dixon & Dassault Systèmes. Design Studio - SHAPES iN PLAY. In the Shifting World of Product Design, the User Now Has a Voice - RE_ Fab Cafe in Tokyo: a Gallery of Things Made by Patrons. Eentileen - Arkitektur. Plummer-Fernandez. Fab Lab Barcelona > Fabricacion Digital Personal. La maqueta del Pabellón de Endesa se muestra el concepto de un sistema de modulos applicables a distintas escalas que varían gradualmente según los niveles de exposición al sol.

Fab Lab Barcelona > Fabricacion Digital Personal

La orientación y la altura definen la posición de los elementos de fachada. El Pabellón se costruyó en 23 dias en diciembre de 2011 y forma parte de un proyecto de investigación en curso. La maqueta fue realizada en FabLabBcn y consiste de 5 niveles apilados diferentes que siguen la lógica del diseño paramétrico. Materiales: Madera de 3 mm, Madera de 0.05 mm, Metacrylato de 2mm, Vinilo para los paneles solares Maquinas: Cortador láser Multicam, Cortador de vinilo Roland, Cortador Láser Epilog Equipo: Anastasia Pistofidou. In Pictures: The 3-D Typeface Alphabet. Design consultants Johnson Banks and digital media school Ravensbourne have created Arkitypo, a 3-D alphabet in which each letter explores the history of a particular typeface.

In Pictures: The 3-D Typeface Alphabet

The project makes use of the Ravensbourne school’s 3-D prototype printer, which makes it possible to “print out” a physical 3-D object based on digital blueprints. Pretty alphabet is pretty… The ‘A’ is inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk, an early forerunner to Helvetica and part of a family of early sans-serifs called ‘grotesques’. ‘B’ is modeled on Bodoni, created by Giambattista Bodoni. Courier was originally commissioned for 1950s IBM typewriters, but soon became the standard font throughout the then-emerging industry.

Engravers, typical of a tyle of font originally designed for engraving into metals. Fraktur, a classic ‘blackletter’ style of font, is umbilically linked to Germany’s history, being the predominant style for centuries in pre-war Germany. View the full alphabet here. View more In Pictures on When digital fabrication meets architecture — 10 awesome structures from 2011. Best of the Blog 2011 – Architecture From open-source buildings and zero-waste designs to scale models and temporary structures, here are ten awesome examples of what can happen when the tools of digital fabrication are in service to the field of architecture. 1.

When digital fabrication meets architecture — 10 awesome structures from 2011

The world’s largest wooden structure The enormous Metropol Parasol pavilion was erected in Seville, Spain last year. Spanning 230ft wide and 490ft long, the pavilion is said to be the largest wooden structure in the world. 2. Store. Metropol Parasol de la Encarnación. Las obras comenzaron el 26 de junio de 2005, con un coste estimado de 50 millones de euros, y atravesaron serias dificultades hasta 2010.

Metropol Parasol de la Encarnación

Nervous System.