A prototype of a translation of the Inca Wedge method into Autoclave Aerated Concrete. First the unique units are carved with precision on the visible face, then swarf milled away in the back to ensure only the front edge and a central nub will align with the neighbors. What is of interest in this method is the conventional technique of laying mortar then setting a masonry unit into the mortar allowing the squeeze-out to precisely align units is replaced. In this technique, the precisely carved units are first held in place dry, then packed in from behind with mortar (in this case plaster). This method has advantages and disadvantages, though we are excited for the potentials. More to come soon!
Construction Robotics is a startup company focused on advancing construction through the use of new technology and the same manufacturing principles used for decades in other industries. CR is developing a system that will revolutionize the masonry industry by bringing robotics and automation to the construction site. The product is a Semi-Automated Masonry (SAM) system and is designed to work with the mason, assisting with the repetitive and strenuous task of lifting and placing each brick.
The Xintiandi 3D Printing Pop-Up Store by Mamou-Mani at Xintiandi Style, Shanghai, is a temporary space to discover the world of 3D printing and the beautiful forms that can be created with this innovative technology. It will take place during the Shanghai Fashion Week from the 25th September to the 12th October 2014.
The shop is made of two hundred different modules which are all 3D printed with varying opacity, creating a beautiful lace-like forest of cocoons lit from inside. You will be able to wear some of our 3D printed dresses, shoes and accessories, take a picture within the structure and post it on social media with the hashtag #3DPrintXTD
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3d printing pop-up store in shanghai by arthur mani
Reflecting its surroundings and twisting above passers-by, UNStudio's Xintiandi installation was part of the RIBA Shanghai Windows Project 2014 that happened this past spring at the Xintiandi Style Retail Mall in Shanghai. The temporary installation explored the concept of display and its relationship to public interaction.…
This series of prints I made during my experimentation with code.I used "Gradient descent" and "Marching Cubes" algorithms.First, I created a mesh in rhino with a script. Then render the model in 3ds max. Then a bit of color correction in Photoshop.In …
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scripts in grasshopper rendered in max make fine art
This experimental series of tests is a step forward in a larger research project focused on the exploration of the possible interactions between digital computation and complex and selforganizing physical processes. The series is developed on the base of a small block of code refined during the preparation of the workshop ‘BioLogic:living structures and swarm bodies’ and aimed to facilitate direct interaction from Processing to FDM 3Dprinters through the generation of G-code instructions. The produced objects try to combine the potential offered from generative strategies in the exploration of non-standard deposition processes and the capacity of plastic threads to self-organize in curly geometries once extruded from the 3D printer.
Starting this month Verizon FiOS customers can get upload speeds every bit as fast as their download speeds. Since that means faster, easier sharing of high-res illustrations, designs, and photos, FiOS is sponsoring a series of posts on Colossal to help us commission and share these super hi-res ani
Meandering down a section of Robson Street on the iconic 800 block in downtown Vancouver, passers-by can sit, relax, play, and socialize on the "Urban Reef" installation. Designed by Kaz Bremner and Jeremiah Deutscher with local furniture collective Higher Works, Urban Reef won the inaugural 2014 VIVA Vancouver:…