Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 4, 2010
"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
"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"."
Friday, April 2, 2010
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.