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…)
Archive for the ‘fab technology’ Category
the laser cut screen for the veiled house is nearing completion with the mounting of the screen to the framing currently being instructed. we’ve been working with CCMI who have been building boats for the last 35 years, of which experience has led to some interesting conversations on material, process, detail and tolerance. (more…)
we have completed the development application for a canopy sited on a constrained apartment terrace in sydney’s cbd. the terrace is located on the second floor of a residential tower and receives the brunt of debris that falls from the neighbour’s balconies above. this makes the terrace is quite unsafe for the client and their three young children to use. our aim is to build a canopy that can funnel this rubbish into safe containers and still create a great space for entertaining and play for the kids.
a new book from the publishers of detail magazine is out which focuses on digital planning and production technologies. it is concluded by a selection of seven projects demonstrating the potential of these techniques, including some rhino and grasshopper examples. beyond looking at some of the images we haven’t been able to delve deeply into its content as the book is currently only available in german although, an english edition is planned for 2011. check here for a sneak preview.
The days of architects struggling in public transport or windy streets with fragile models teetering on the brink of destruction may soon be over! Zebra Imaging 3D prints recently developed a method to show virtual 3D models using holographic technology. Zebra’s holographic images enables architects and designers to show their 3D model without physically building or rapid prototyping it. According to its makers, this method is much more rapid, much more accurate and less expensive than a real model. The panel is a flat piece of plastic which is easy to transport, and is quite frankly awesome. (more…)
featured in the excellent pop tech conference, neri oxman discusses her phd research in design and computation. oxman’s interests lie within material technology, influenced primarily from natural systems with the material dictating form and program of the proposed design as opposed to forcing materials onto a predefined object. (more…)
rhino 4.0 / grasshopper 0.60043
as an alternative to the tried and tested waffle iso fabrication technique (ahem! boring…), we’ve slapped together a waffle isocurve definition that cuts sections through a surface via it’s normals. the defintion references any rhino surface (or brep) geometry, defines solid depth and material thickness, creates single curved surface profiles (twisted available) notches the frames and is up for an unroll command, ready to (nest + and) fabricate.
make sure you are working with flexible material… & download the sample package here.
quite a thorough collection of digitally fabricated models and prototypes have been rapidly accumulating for the last year and a half. the 499 strong flickr pool discuss and document their experiments; production techniques; experience with the fabrication industry and material explorations. great site for ideas to push your newly acquired fab machine.