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The Sublime Sci-Fi Buildings That Communism Built

The Sublime Sci-Fi Buildings That Communism Built | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
The House of Soviets in Kaliningrad.
Photo by Frédéric Chaubin, from "CCCP: Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed."

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UnExpected MateReality II - Workshop

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Un[Expected] Mate[Reality] 2014 is an intensive workshop which offers an opportunity to students, researchers and young designers to explore methods and tools related to innovative topics of the architectural discipline. The Workshop is part of a series of initiatives based in the School of Architecture and Society of Politecnico di Milano and focusing on Computational Design and Emerging Technologies. The aim is to introduce students to contemporary design strategies centered on the application of advanced software, enabling an augmented ability to conceptualize, develop and build innovative architecture.

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5AXISMAKER: First ever affordable 5axis multi-fabricator

5AXISMAKER: First ever affordable 5axis multi-fabricator | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it

First ever affordable 5axis multi-fabricator


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Programmable Wood

Self-Assembly Lab, MIT + Christophe Guberan + Erik Demaine + Autodesk Inc. Custom wood grain designed and printed to promote active transformation when subject…
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A Degree Of Freedom - Jim Rhoné & Martin Genet - Architecture Thesis Project

Since the end of the XIXth century, architects' spatial desires of flexibility, adaptability, modulation, variation and interactivity have progressively been envisaged via dynamic logics. Despite recent innovations in the field of smart-materials, the conception of kinetic responsive architecture still remains deeply anchored in a very conventional and Mechanistic approach that consists in using external machines or robots to transform structures. Considering this statement as a starting point,
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Robert le Ricolais’s Tensegrity Models – ‘The Art of Structure is Where to Put the Holes’ | Dataisnature

Robert le Ricolais’s Tensegrity Models – ‘The Art of Structure is Where to Put the Holes’ | Dataisnature | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
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How to Transform your 3Drag 3D Printer in a CNC milling machine

How to Transform your 3Drag 3D Printer in a CNC milling machine | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it

After a fair amount of work we can finally presents you a tutorial on how to modify our 3Drag printer or K8200 printer to transform it in a perfect CNC milling machine, to be used for the production of PCBs, by incision. In addition, we also show you the procedures to obtain the G-Code file required for the machine to perform the contouring of the slopes and the drilling of the base: this starting from any Gerber file or from a project made with EAGLE software. Furthermore, to use the 3Drag as

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project EGG – 3D Printed Crowdsourced Building Set to be Unveiled This Month

project EGG – 3D Printed Crowdsourced Building Set to be Unveiled This Month | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
There has been a lot of talk recently about 3D printed houses, 3D printed estates, and even 3D printed castles. While all of these stories are quite amazing, no
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Crowdsorced 3d printed pavilion

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“Shell Lace Structure”: Tonkin Liu’s Nature-Inspired Structural Technique

“Shell Lace Structure”: Tonkin Liu’s Nature-Inspired Structural Technique | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Tonkin Liu Continuing recent research trends in the ways nature can inspire new architectural methods and typologies, London-based
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Endesa World Fab Condenser by Margen-Lab. | METALOCUS

Endesa World Fab Condenser by Margen-Lab. | METALOCUS | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
Description of the project by Margen-Lab.
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Animal Printheads, Biomimicry and More: How Nature Will Shape the Built Environment of the Future

Animal Printheads, Biomimicry and More: How Nature Will Shape the Built Environment of the Future | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
© John Becker Biomimicry is quickly emerging as one of the next architectural frontiers. New manufacturing processes such as 3D printing, coupled with
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The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to produce oxygen just like a plant, could…
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Robo.Op

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Robo.Op is an open hardware / open software platform for hacking industrial
robots (IRs). Robo.Op makes it cheaper and easier to customize your IR for
creative use, so you can explore the fringes of industrial robotics. The
toolkit is made up of a modular prototyping platform, a simpler software
interface, and a centralized hub for sharing knowledge, tools, and code.
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Movie: You can "spot what software has been used" to design a building

Movie: You can "spot what software has been used" to design a building | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
Popular software packages are defining the aesthetics of many new buildings says designer Matthew Plummer-Fernandez.
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Mercedes-Benz sculpts the interior of the future car

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Mercedes-Benz’s sculpture ‘Aesthetics No. 2’ transforms the automotive interior to a work of art.
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A Degree of Freedom

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OriMetric – new rubber origami driven material exploration // by Mads Hansen

OriMetric – new rubber origami driven material exploration // by Mads Hansen | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
at inspiration in the art of traditional Japanese paper origami when developing and creating a new class of elastomer based material named OriMetric.
The research lab and developer of OriMetric, trex:labs, was founded by Mads Hansen last winter after he graduated from Pratt Institute, New York, on his Masters degree in Industrial Design. Mads’ graduate thesis work was centered on a collection of experimental studies with crease pattern coating and molding.

Currently, Mads is utilizing origami’s structural mountain and valley tessellation as a meta-material quality in excising materials, which has ultimately yielded a breakthrough method for creating OriMetric with unique functional and esthetic qualities.
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How 5 Different Creatures Flap Their Wings

One part biology, one part geometry, the flight patterns of winged creatures are beautiful to watch.

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Digital Inca

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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!
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The Skinny on End Mills

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Interested in CNC routing but clueless about tooling? Can’t tell an end mill from a drill bit? Don’t be intimidated by CNC routing. Take the first step into machining by gaining a solid understandi...
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Amazing 3d Maps Created with Maya XGen and a Single Primitive - 3D Architectural Visualization & Rendering Blog

Amazing 3d Maps Created with Maya XGen and a Single Primitive - 3D Architectural Visualization & Rendering Blog | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it
Super inspiring visual experiments by 3d artist Lee Griggs using Maya XGen and the Arnold Render Engine. All it takes is a simple beveled cube or a sphere and a texture map. Simple, Amazing! Would be great seeing this done on 3dsmax with Forest Pack. Lee is currently working for Solid Angle as a technical …
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CLOUD_formations on Industrial Design Served

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Industrial Design Served features top work in categories such as product design and industrial design.

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Clay robotics: the future of architecture is happening now in a Chilterns farm

Clay robotics: the future of architecture is happening now in a Chilterns farm | [THE COOL STUFF] | Scoop.it

With robots made from sausage-stuffers in the barn and follies in the fields, Grymsdyke Farm is the ideal place for students to experiment with new technologies and local materials. Its creators explain why every village needs a robot

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Ionut Anton's curator insight, August 12, 9:52 AM

digital fabrication lab with local materials