Stone Spray

27th August 2012

Taking inspiration from the excellent Markus Kayser or just part of the zeitgeist of the future of architecture, new resources and 3d printing The Stone Spray project is a research project using a 3d robotic printer that makes architectural forms from soil.

Exploring the idea of additive manufacturing in architecture - finding ways of new eco friendly and innovative systems to print architecture in 3D - it collects sand and soil on the site that the 3D printer is on.

Binding it with an adhesive that when combined creates sculptural structures it creates shapes from sustainable and architecturally sound materials.

Digitally controlled by a computer, the designer/architect has direct input on the outcome of the shape as the printer is mult directional and therefore can print in any direction to include on vertical surfaces.





Perspectives

3rd October 2011

With a slightly disappointing London Design Festival with an overall lack lustre feel there were some gems to be found in the mix. I really loved the fantastic perspectives installation from the amazing John Pawson who had installed a giant Swarovski crystal lens in the southwest tower of St Paul’s cathedral.

It marks the 300th anniversary of the cathedrals completion by Sir Christopher Wren back in the early 18th century.







Exhale Pavilion

3rd December 2010

Capturing wind and giving it form and a presence is an open air space at Art Basel Miami.

Dubbed 'The Exhale pavilion' it is a dynamic and interactive public space made up of seven miles of reflective and phosphorescent ropes that glow in the dark and interact with the wind.

Constantly changing from day to night and with the weather this dynamic space will be entirely recycled after the show including the concrete bases which will be used for an artificial reef nearby.

Glowing and swaying at night it was inspired by the bioluminescent effect that occurs in algae blooms in the sea. Linked to wind sensors and a light control system it will act as a central feature for the duration of Art Basel Miami which runs until December 5th.

There seems to be a new trend for bioluminescent inspired design. Have a look at my earlier fashion related post here



GEOtube


GEOtube salt crystals on mesh


GEOtube


Salt

1st October 2010

I love it when designers use unusual materials with which to design and currently there seems to be something about salt in addition to other foodstuffs that are being used.

At 100% design, design studio Tweraser design showcased their salt lamp shades (not in production yet, but pending and my terrible picture doesn't do them justice - the lighting wsa terrible at 100% design) and now I have stumbled across GEOtube a concept building that would develop its own outer shell from salt.

Conceived by Faulders Studio the building is suggested for Dubai situated in a salt pond. Formed from a lattice of pipes on the outside they would harden with salt deposits over a 15-30 year period.

Using floating solar panels for power, the seawater is pumped from the Persian Gulf to the basement level up to the rooftop and is then fed into the tubing system. The results are suggested to be a crystaline lace like skin on the buildings mesh surface.


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