Dramatically twisted timber weaves together in the Steampunk pavilion

November 8, 2019 by  
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In Tallinn, Estonia, a team of designers have merged traditional craftsmanship with digital modeling to create Steampunk, a sculptural pavilion that uses steam-bent hardwood and computer-aided design. Winner of the Tallinn Architecture Biennial 2019 Installation Program Competition, the spectacular artwork uses the laborious process of steam bending timber by hand, rather than by robotic production, to call attention to the merits of traditional craftsmanship absent in machine building. Gwyllim Jahn, Fologram’s Cameron Newnham, Soomeen Hahm Design and Igor Pantic designed the Steampunk pavilion with the help of digital models that were rendered as holographic overlays during construction. Instead of translating their designs into CNC code for robotic production, the team decided to use a hybrid approach and build the pavilion by hand with the help of a holographic guide.  “While computer aided manufacturing and robotics have given architects unprecedented control over the materialization of their designs, the nuance and subtlety commonly found in traditional craft practices is absent from the artefacts of robotic production because the intuition and understanding of the qualitative aspects of a project as well as the quantitative is difficult to describe in the deterministic and explicit language of these machines,” explain the designs in a statement. “We are interested in approaches to making that hybridize analogue construction with the precision and flexibility of digital models .” Related: Otherworldly tree sculpture mimics plant growth with glowing veins Using standardized 100-by-10-millimeter timber boards, the construction team bagged, steamed and then bent each strip over an adaptable formwork while using the holographic model as a reference. The twisted pieces of timber were then assembled to create the appearance of a woven 3D knot measuring roughly eight meters wide and 4.6 meters in height. The pavilion has four distinct spaces framing views towards the old city of Tallinn as well as the Architecture Museum. + Soomeen Hahm Design Images by Peter Bennetts

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Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient

July 9, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Algorithmic ‘Printed’ Fields Could Make Farms More Productive and Resilient Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3D printing , Algorithmic Farming , Benedikt Groß , biofuel , combination planting , digital fabrication , digital modeling , farming , food , food production , high-tech farming , smart farming , sustainable food        

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JB Public Art’s Fish Bellies Installation Enchants with Stunning LED-Lit Forms

July 8, 2013 by  
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Inspired by the biological diversity of the San Marcos River,  JB Public Art recently installed their LED lighting sculpture, Fish Bellies , on the Texas State University campus. Mirroring the progress of a school of fish, Fish Bellies reflects the social and communal spirit of the university’s campus. The sculpture is fully interactive and its glowing forms give way to an organic, illuminated landscape that is meant to spark interest in the region’s unique ecology and biology. + JB Public Art The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , eco-art , fish bellies installation , JB Public Art , LED lighting , lighting installation , texas art , Texas State University , texas state university art        

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London Original Loft: CSR Architects Unveil Plans to Turn London Railway Arcades Into Housing

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London Original Loft is a concept design for the reuse of railway arcades scattered around London as living spaces. The idea is to close the arcades with a special facade that features skylights rather than vertical windows. In this way sunlight is provided while privacy is ensured. + CSR Architects The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adaptive reuse , CSR Architects , environmental architecture , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green renovation , LOL , London , London Original Loft , Sustainable Building , sustainable design        

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