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MAKE YOUR MAKER responds to the idea that ‘Food and the body are inseparable’; a dialogue developed alongside nahji chu, the savant owner of australian cult restaurant MissChu. lucy continues to provoke the biological edge of the body in her new film, taking on the domain of genetic manipulation and human cloning.
in MAKE YOUR MAKER she delivers a world where clones are edible; their sensory effects abosrbed through the body.
the structure of the minimal tension terrace canopy has now been completed for the apartment in the sydney CBD. the assembly of the framing was carried out by students at the university of sydney (USYD) that had been studying the code to production elective in which students researched design, fabrication and construction methods using algorithms within the grasshopper 3d environment. part of the elective required a week of site construction of one of urban future’s architectural projects.
the canopy was prototyped with USYD cnc / laser cutters, was fabricated at 1:1 by central coast marine installations (CCMI) and brought to site on a one ton ute. with the site 3d scanned, the parts were assembled on site to an accuracy within 1mm. the structure will now be clad with a clear impact resistant glazing that will be cnc milled at usyd and 3m taped onto the structure. below are a few shots of the construction process.
ufo has been showcased in the formations catalogue – australia’s representatives for this year’s venice architecture biennale. the entry includes an elaborate diagram demonstrating the complexity of our network organization, including projects and the vast range of collaborators & jv partners that were integral to each proposal. ufo will also be represented in the italian pavilion with our simone gatto factory project.
thanks to the amazing community of developers, experts and testers that frequent grasshopper3d.com and food4rhino.com, the plugin has been expanding it’s toolsets and knowledgebase to cater for a very diverse range of investigations and interoperations.
today the plugin got a whole lot better!
we have completed the fabrication and construction of the hub for sustainable arts and culture (saac) and city of sydney. it will debut at this year’s peats ridge festival and will be housing the eco living area which will host presentations and films providing information on living a more ecologically friendly lifestyle. (more…)
this vb script takes a list of separate lines, checks if endpoints are coincident and will attempt to create a tri-mesh if any set of 3 lines in the list form a planar closed shape. more vb utilities being uploaded to the grasshopper3d repository (located in the sidebar).
download the sample package here.
this semester at usyd we taught alongside dagmar reinhardt and alex jung of reinhardt-jung and rob beson of ar-ma. the student’s brief was to develop a theatre / performance / stage project for the sydney festival 2012, a one-month festival with hundreds of events occurring in the city. the project was designed along a number of briefs and locations that varied in program, size, character, and location. (more…)
wish magazine (the australian) have recently featured dirk anderson from urban future in their nextGen leadership series which presents the ‘household names of the future’. the fourth series highlights young and globally focused innovators and entrepreneurs with this months magazine covering four successful australians who are redesigning the way we live. (more…)