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.
CNC mills live in shops, and power tools are things you can carry around. That's been the paradigm. But building on their successful 17 years of producing and refining CNC mills, ShopBot Tools has now combined the two worlds with their new, portable, crowdfunded Handibot. (The Kickstarter campaign went live about fifteen minutes ago.) The Handibot is what they're calling a "smart tool," and it's essentially a 3-axis CNC mill that you can carry (and run via PC, tablet
The workshop was part of our module "New Technologies", driven by Linda Hildebrand. Within the module we had a closer look on traditional Buildingpart connections, trying to rethink them by using computational tools.
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!
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 …
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
Sciaky, Inc., a subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries (PSI) and providers of additive manufacturing solutions for large-scale, high-value metal parts, announced today that it will be offering its electron beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) systems for purchase, which will be available as early as September 1, 2014.