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MatSys – P_Wall 2006

his project investigates the self-organization of two materials, plaster and elastic fabric, to produce evocative visual and acoustic effects. Inspired by the work of the Spanish architect Miguel Fisac and his experiments with flexible concrete formwork in the 1960-70s, p_wall attempts to continue this line of research and add to it the ability to generate larger and more differentiated patterns. Starting from an image, a cloud of points is generated based on the image’s grayscale values. These points are then used to mark the positions of dowels which constrain the elasticity in the fabric formwork. Plaster is then poured into the mould and the fabric expands under the weight of the plaster. The resultant plaster tile has a certain resonance with the body as it sags, expands, and stretches in its own relationship with gravity and structure. Assembled into a larger surface, a pattern emerges between the initial image’s grayscale tones and the shadows produced by the wall.

http://matsysdesign.com/category/projects/p_wall2006/

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Rael San Fratello, Emerging Objects, ExOne – Involute Wall

The involute wall is a prototype for thermal mass and acoustic dampening in a massive 3D printed sand structure. The involuted surfaces reduce resonance in the room, by absorption and redirection of sound waves. The massive 600lb 3D sand print presents the opportunity for surfaces to serve as thermal mass while keeping much of the wall in shade—ideal for hot climates with extreme temperature shifts.

 

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Breakthrough for future Airbus A320

A partition designed to save weight (and fuel)

For passengers, it’s a distinctly unremarkable part of a plane’s interior, but for aircraft manufacturers it’s one of many significant pieces in a major engineering puzzle to minimise weight, while retaining great design and infrastructure safety.

http://www.airbusgroup.com/int/en/story-overview/Pioneering-bionic-3D-printing.html

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shape and form

about

shape and form is a small design group based in munich. shape and form specializes in customized and exclusive articles, inspired by nature, shaped with innovative 3d software and produced by latest 3d printing technology. articles are produced in limited editions not exceeding twelve pieces per design. all products can be specially tailored to individual needs and desire.

philosophy

“there is a difference between ‘shape’ and ‘form’. we use the words loosely to mean the same thing, the image of what we see or look at; but even with the words ‘see’ and ‘look’ there differences. looking infers a desire to study and make critical comment; to see is to receive an image. the outward contours of something make up shape but beyond that received image an imperative of geometry and pattern, mixed in with instinct and inspiration, seems to hammer out ‘form’. there is this intangible concept underlying form, more to do with creativity than visualisation. trapped within its own outward layer, shape has no depth, but form has shape and depth: and structure in its organisation and power of synthesis, allies itself with form.

http://shapeandform.de

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Involute Wall

The involute wall is a prototype for thermal mass and acoustic dampening in a massive 3D printed sand structure. The involuted surfaces reduce resonance in the room, by absorption and redirection of sound waves. The massive 600lb 3D sand print presents the opportunity for surfaces to serve as thermal mass while keeping much of the wall in shade—ideal for hot climates with extreme temperature shifts.

http://www.emergingobjects.com/projects/involute-wall/