This twisting tower is made out of 2,000 3D-printed terracotta bricks

September 29, 2017 by  
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A team of researchers and students from the HKU Faculty of Architecture worked with Holger Kehne of Plasma Studio to create a beautiful twisted tower out of 2,000 3D-printed terracotta bricks. Each clay brick used to create the Ceramic Constellation Pavilion was individually printed in a unique shape or size using innovative robotic technology, which prints at a faster pace than most 3D printing machines and provides incredible versatility in the building process. The 12-foot pavilion was part of the inaugural “Robotic Architecture Series” workshop hosted by international property developer, Sino Group . All of the materials used in the project were made in the Robotics Lab at HKU’s Faculty of Architecture. By building the 3D tower the team sought to test the feasibility of robotically printed terracotta bricks. The printing process means that the clay bricks can be configured into distinct shapes and densities, adding an invaluable versatility to the design process. Related: Perforated screens made from reused terracotta tiles wrap around this house in Malaysia The team began with about 1,500 pounds of raw terracotta clay . Using the university’s innovative robotic technology with a rapid print time of 2 or 3 minutes for each brick, it took about three weeks to print the materials. After firing the bricks in an oven at 1,877 degrees Fahrenheit, students from the HKU Department of Architecture assembled the beautiful pavilion during the ten day workshop. + HKU Faculty of Architecture + Sino Group + Plasma Studio

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This twisting tower is made out of 2,000 3D-printed terracotta bricks

Mesmerizing Guangyun Pavilion in China Inspired by London’s Underground Rush Hour

June 14, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Mesmerizing Guangyun Pavilion in China Inspired by London’s Underground Rush Hour Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , blue lights , china , green events , green shade , Guangyun Entrance Pavilion , International Horticultural Expo , London Underground , PLASMA Studio , steel structure , web-like structure , xi’an        

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Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

June 14, 2013 by  
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Vasileios Roumeliotis transformed an old bike tire into this beautiful Wheel Light for Roumelight . This lamp is made from a recycled bicycle wheel set on a black glass surface which acts as a canvas, showcasing the play of light and shadow. The Wheel Light can be illuminated by a striking circle of 18 dimmable bulbs (G4) or a hidden length of perimetric LED tape that gives off soft ambient light. The lighted wheel represents both a green method of transportation and an enlightened forward movement full of inventive ideas and creativity. + Roumelight Via Decoholic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bicycle , bike , bike parts , bike wheel , green design , green interiors , recycled bicycle wheel lamp , recycled bike parts , Recycled Materials , Roumelight , sustainable design , Vasileios Roumeliotis , wheelight        

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Plasma Studio Builds Parasite Home on Top of a 60s House in Italy

May 27, 2013 by  
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How Fast and Furious 6 Tried to Reduce its Enormous Carbon Footprint

May 27, 2013 by  
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This weekend, the sixth installment of the ever-popular Fast and Furious franchise roared into US cinemas with its box office-winning combination of fast cars, big biceps and simmering homo-eroticism. However despite being a film based around gas-guzzling cars, large explosions and globe-trotting antics, the production actually tried to reduce their footprint (despite trashing over 300 cars! ) where they could as part of Universal Studios’ ‘Green Is Universal’ policy. Read the rest of How Fast and Furious 6 Tried to Reduce its Enormous Carbon Footprint Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carbon footprint , Fast and Furious , Fast and Furious 6 , Fast and Furious 6 carbon footprint , films , Green is Universal , London , movies , Paul Walker , recycling , THe Rock , Universal Studios , Vin Diesel        

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Hotel Tverskaya Transforms a Disused Building in Moscow with Sleepbox Modules

May 27, 2013 by  
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Gorgeous Copper and Larch-clad Dolomitenblick Apartments Blend in With the Dolomite Mountains

January 4, 2013 by  
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The Philips LightCollector App Lets You Share Lighting Photos With Designers and Creatives Worldwide

January 4, 2013 by  
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Shutter-happy creatives will love using the  LightCollector  app, a cool new crowd-sourcing smart phone tool that funnels all the best light-inspired photos out there into a one-stop database of lighting photography. The app was designed by lighting consultancy Light Collective  and electronics brand Philips as a way for lighting designers, architects and creatives to collect and share their inspirations with their peers and colleagues. Using the app is extremely simple: Simply upload your photos and tag them with their location and any other relevant information, then watch them be added to a cool mood-board of fantastic images for everyone to see via the app or LightCollector ‘s website. Other awesome features include geo-tagging so that you can view pictures have been taken around you, and like any good social media tool, you can comment and favorite images that you really love and may want to reference later. Read the rest of The Philips LightCollector App Lets You Share Lighting Photos With Designers and Creatives Worldwide Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apps for architects , apps for designers , light collector , light collector app , lightcollector , lightcollector app , lightcollector for android , lightcollector for iphone , lighting apps , Phillips , photo apps , photo apps for android , photo apps for iphone , photo cloud , photo competition , photo contest , photo contest cash prize , photo editing , photo filters , photo sharing devices , photo sharing tools , photography apps , share photos , social media photos , where to share photos

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