Monday, April 19, 2010

unhappy hipsters - It's lonely in the modern world

Very funny Blog which tackles with stylish buldings and their occupants. :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

kangaroo - live physics for Rhino and Grashopper

"Catenary/Funicular structures and Surface Relaxation are now relatively established methods of form-finding in design, but I think there is potentially a huge variety of other ways in which physical laws could be used (and misused) to create forms which are somehow optimal, interesting, useful, perhaps even beautiful."

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Appunti di architettura digitale ed altro

"Il mio intento, come dice il nome del blog, è di "taggare" o meglio linkare ciò che vedo intorno a me nel campo della ricerca architettonica digitale senza voler classificare o dare indicazioni di merito. Voglio solo fornire spunti a chi non conosce l'argomento e stimoli per una ricerca personale a chi è già interessato. Questo blog vuole essere un contenitore di notizie "democraticamente random"."
Andrea Graziano

Friday, April 2, 2010

Formtexx- freeform facades with automotive precision

Formtexx has launched its unique double-curvature facades at The Building Centre. These facades are manufactured using the technology and precision of automotive mass production.

The launch of this innovative process shows that the digital design and manufacture of complex geometry sheet metal work is now a seamless reality. It´s not rapid prototyping – it is rapid manufacturing on an industrial scale. Formtexx has developed an entirely new category of sheet metal processing which produces custom double curvature components to the finish quality and precision of the high end automotive industry. It does this robotically, without fixed tooling, and in the quantities anticipated by major construction projects.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Digital Tectonics: Robotic Fabrication

This is the course blog for Digital Tectonics >> Robotic Fabrication taught within the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University by Jeremy Ficca.

Geometry Gym

Exploring techniques and ideas for design and assessment of structures. Particularly linking Rhino3d with structural analysis programs to assess and explore shape and form.