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.
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.
Our initial intention for the project was in fact to problematize the connection amongst-form, space, and structure. The project came toour studio after a year of being on hold due to the client’s dissatisfaction. The skeleton and barrier walls of the structure were thoroughly constructed. There was a central, octagonal void surrounded by columns, which …