D-Shape: Freeform Architectural 3D Printing

Image by Monolite UK Ltd. Computation has enabled designers to manifest virtually any structure from the impossibly intricate to the most complexly curved surfaces we can conceive. Of course our Achilles heel is manufacturing these forms. Up to this point architects have had to achieve this by subtractive means (e.g. CNC routing, water jet, plasma, etc.) resulting in a slow and arduous process that yields a […] Continue reading →

Skylar Tibbits – TED Talk on Robotic Construction

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Skylar Tibbits – TED Talk on Robotic Construction Skylar Tibbits talks at TED about the future of self replicating and naturally inspired robotic construction. Interesting insight into a rapidly developing field. Make sure to check out his work, great stuff. Below we’ve embedded some videos from his vimeo page. Continue reading →

Philips Glowing Bacteria Bio Light – The Light Source of the Future

Dutch electronics powerhouse Philips released last December details about their innovative research in renewable and naturally inspired lighting. BioLight is a look into utilizing glowing bacteria to eventually light our homes without the use of electricity. The same way certain fireflies and insect species glow at night, certain bacteria carry the same genes and Philips […] Continue reading →

Kokkugia: Roland Snooks and Rob Stuart-Smith

Kokkugia is a progressive architecture and urban design practice exploring generative and emergent design methods modeled primarily after self-organizing behavior found in biology (resulting in what they call “non-linear” architecture). Its run by Roland Snooks (currently teaching at Columbia GSAPP) and Robert Stuart-Smith and is based out of London and New York. Amazing work awaits […] Continue reading →
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