Designer Marc Fornes has completed his first permanent installation in the US: an arching structure made of more than 1,000 perforated aluminum shingles
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meme pool for architectural design course @ Università di Bologna
Curated by Alessio Erioli
Thanks to the Landsat program and Google Earth Engine, it is possible now to explore how the surface of the Earth has been changing through the last thirty years or so. Besides the obvious issues of interest, like changes in vegetation, the spread of cities, and the melting of glaciers, it is also possible to…
change is the only constant condition, stability is attained at great cost. A river flow changes the bed shape, which in turns changes the flow itself in an iterative feedback process
Branch is moving to a minimal material solution. Instead of asking, “how much can we 3D print?”, we are asking, “how little?”
Cellular Fabrication™ (C-Fab™) enables this change. We create the complexity of a cellular construct into which economical construction materials are applied to provide the function and strength of a wall assembly. Composite structures are created using the same methodology with which nature builds. Like bones in our body or trees in the forest, optimized geometries are made strong and functional by the material filling the matrix. The interior and exterior skins can then be finished in any fashion.At the heart of Cellular Fabrication™ is Branch Technology’s patented freeform 3D printing process. Freeform printing in open space is not constrained to the slow, layer-by-layer build process of traditional 3D printing. Our algorithm creates both the geometry and robotic motion to construct complex geometries in open space, without the use of support materials or highly controlled build environments. United with tried and true building materials and methods, this delivers a product that is as robust as it is revolutionary.