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'Salzzeitreise' information desks, by 3Deluxe

'Salzzeitreise' information desks, by 3deluxe, photo by Emanuel Raab

The German 3deluxe – a transdisciplinary team of designers – realised this themed installation of a visitor’s salt mine in south of Germany.

'Salzzeitreise' by 3Deluxe

'Salzzeitreise' by 3deluxe, photo by Emanuel Raab

The mine has been in operation for over 500 years, today it is partly open for public. Being focused on interior and communication design 3deluxe created this sculptural visitor’s centre including various interactive information terminals and a sophisticated LED installation.

'Salzzeitreise' visitor's center, by 3delux, photo by Emanuel Raab

'Salzzeitreise' visitor's center, by 3delux, photo by Emanuel Raab

'Salzzeitreise' LED projection, by 3deluxe, photo by Emanuel Raab

'Salzzeitreise' LED projection, by 3deluxe, photo by Emanuel Raab

LED installation by 3deluxe, photo by Emanuel Raab

LED installation by 3deluxe, photo by Emanuel Raab

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'Flow 5.0' by Daan Rosegaarde

'Flow 5.0' by Daan Rosegaarde

With his 10 meters interactive installation ‘Flow 5.0′ the Dutch artist Daan Rosengaarde won this year’s Dutch Design Awards in the category Best Autonomous Spatial Design.

Made from hundreds of ventilators, photo by Lotte Stekelenburg

Made from hundreds of ventilators, photo by Lotte Stekelenburg

“Flow 5.0 is an interactive landscape made out of hundreds of ventilators which reacts on your sound and motion. By walking and interacting the visitor creates an illusive landscape of transparencies and artificial wind.”

'Flow 5.0' by Daan Roosegaarde, photo by Lotte Stekelenburg

'Flow 5.0' by Daan Roosegaarde, photo by Lotte Stekelenburg

Clients: Evolving and upgraded at Studio Roosegaarde. Commissioned by new media festival TodaysArt, The Hague, NL. Prototype commissioned by Kapelica Gallery, Ljubljana, SLO.

With thanks to: Peter de Man (partner in sound & interaction), Mark van Meerkerk, Marnix Rijnart and Johan Otten (Studio Roosegaarde). Photography by Lotte Stekelenburg and movie by Ward ten Voorde. Made possible with the support of JET GmbH, Mondriaan Foundation and Royal Netherlands Embassy.

see the video of the installation

to the Studio Roosegaarde website

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECiONE

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECiONE

PROJETiONE is a collaborative thesis founded by four students from the Institute for Digital Fabrication at the Ball State University in Indiana, USA. With their kinetic installation ‘MorphoLuminesnece’, which is just one example of a range of impressive interactive works, the institute was represented at this year’s BEYOND MEDIA, the Florence based festival for visionary contemporary architecture.

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECTiONE

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECTiONE

Here is what the designers explain:

“MorphoLuminesence is a kinetic ceiling prototype, originally described as a simple surface in Rhino. The surface was triangulated into panels or ”petals” using a combination of the PanelingTools plug-in and manual modeling based on a specific tessellation logic. “Morpho” consists of these kinetic petals, laser cut from white acrylic, which hang from stems of clear tubular acrylic with planar elbow joints. The acrylic tubes were laser cut using custom fabricated jigs to create angles and grooves along each piece. The compound joints of each petal were created using unique laser cut acrylic angles and pivoting model airplane hinges. The surface is actuated using monofilament attached to small, high torque servos. The servos are mounted to acrylic towers above the MDF top surface, providing maximum leverage. Variable value RGB LEDs, above the petal surface, are tuned across the visual spectrum to provide a wide variety of lighting effects.”

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECTiONE

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECTiONE

“The MDF soffit was modeled in Rhino as a network of the stems. Although the original form was a NURBS surface, the tooling patterns and g-code where generated using Mastercam. The preview modes allowed us to tweak the step sizes until we could achieve the right aesthetic. The ridges allowed material to be placed where it was structurally needed to keep the petals stable and fixed. The top of the soffit became the circuit board for the LED’s and base for the servo towers.”

The mounting

The mounting

“A series of prototypes informed the shape and structure of the components that create the overall form. Acrylic panels were flexed to their breaking points, fishing line was stressed, and multiple materials were tested for the
rigid top surface including, HDF, MDF, Particleboard, and High Density Foam.”

The CNC-milled MDF soffit

The CNC-milled MDF soffit

“The surface reacts to people standing and moving beneath it, as Arduino micro-controllers are used to receive infrared sensor data and to control the position of the servos. The sensors detect speed and direction of people in relation to the piece. If a user stands still for a long enough period of time, the petals will retract into the completed surface, but once activated by human occupation, the piece opens and closes pods.”

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECTiONE

MorphoLuminesence by PROJECTiONE

Team: Elizabeth Boone, Eric Brockmeyer, Adam Buente, Kyle Perry

Faculty: Mahesh Senagala, Joshua Vermillion

Partners: The Morpholuminescence project was made possible by the generosity of the following industry partners: Buente|Buente Architects, Capstone Real Estate, LHI Lighting Sales, Ridout Plastics, The Estopinal Group, and VPS Architecture

to the PROJECTiONE website

see the MorphoLuminesence Video

'Line to Line' by Phillip K. Smith, III at the Royale Projects in Indian Wells, CA

'Line to Line' by Phillip K. Smith III at the Royale Projects in Indian Wells, CA, photo by David Blank

In spring 2009 the Californian gallery Royale Projects in Indian Wells showcased the first solo gallery exhibition of the US artist Phillip K. Smith III. ‘Line to Line’ is a temporary installation made of polystyrene, styrospray and latex paint.

'Line to Line' by Phillip K Smith III, photo by David Blank

'Line to Line' by Phillip K Smith III, photo by David Blank

Here is what the artist explains:

“Could two-dimensional marks be the window to a three-dimensional space beyond? Transforming from a line to a line, this piece creates a distinct exterior and interior relationship with the space within which it is contained. Between the opposing “lines” lies the dimensional structure of the sculpture, defining at once its peripheral skin and the internal space of the form itself. Shifting between two and three dimensions, the linear graphics of this interior space suggest the perspectival representation of an infinite void.”

'Line to Line' by Phillip K Smith III, photo by David Blank

'Line to Line' by Phillip K Smith III, photo by David Blank

By the end of 2009, the 55′ tall fiberglass sculpture, “Inhale/Exhale,” and the 12′ tall steel tube sculpture, “Clarity,” will both be installed at the University of La Verne, just north of Pomona, CA.

to the Phillip K Smith III website

to the gallery’s website

'Pike Loop' in Manhatten

'Pike Loop' in Manhatten

During four weeks a robot of the ETH Zurich will built the ‘Pike Loop’ installation on a traffic island in the middle of New York. From 5 October passersby will be able to follow the construction of the bending brick wall, which will be finished 27 October and last until the end of the year. The installation and its unique construction method was developed by the professorship of Gramazio & Kohler ‘Architecture and Digital Fabrication’ at the ETH Zurich. The research of this professorship will be presented within the attendant exhibition „Digital Materiality“ in the „Storefront for Art and Architecture“ gallery from 1 October til 14 November.

'Pike Loop' by Gramazio & Kohler

'Pike Loop' by Gramazio & Kohler

Here is what the architects explain:

“Pike Loop is a 22m (72ft) long structure built from bricks, the most traditional building material widely present in New York. It was designed to be built on-site with an industrial robot from a movable truck trailer. More than seven thousand bricks aggregate to form an infinite loop that weaves along the pedestrian island. In changing rhythms the loop lifts off the ground and intersects with itself at its peaks and valleys. The massive weight of the bricks is brought to a delicate suspension. The digitally designed brick structure is further articulated by a weighted compressing and tensioning of the brick bond. Where the loop flies the bond becomes stretched and thus lighter; where it brings loads to the ground it becomes jagged and heavier, thus wider and more stable.”

Plan

Plan

“The continuous form and homogeneous expression of the structure can only be achieved through on site digital fabrication. The structure is built using the robotic fabrication unit R-O-B housed in a transportable freight container. R-O-B was shipped from Switzerland to New York and loaded onto a low bed trailer for transport and onsite fabrication. The moving of the truck trailer shifts the 4.5m (15ft) work area of R-O-B along the site in order to build the complete structure.”

Client: Storefront for Art and Architecture in conjunction with the New York City Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program
Collaborators: Michael Knauß (project leader), Ralph Bärtschi, Markus Giera, Michael Lyrenmann, Kirsten Weiss, Brett Albert, Marc Pancera, Tom Stewart
Selected experts: Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, P.C. (Structural Engineering)
Sponsors: ETH Zurich, Faculty of Architecture
Keller AG Ziegeleien
Consulate General of Switzerland in New York
Swiss International Airlines
General Shale Brick Inc.
USM Modular Furniture
Pro Helvetia
Sika Schweiz AG
Buro Happold Consulting Engineers, P.C.
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
New York State Council on the Arts
New York city Department of Cultural Affairs

to the professorship’s website

to the Making of Architonic Concept Space II by Gramazio & Kohler

'Voussoir Cloud' by IwamotoScott with Buro Happold

'Voussoir Cloud' by IwamotoScott with Buro Happold

The San Fransisco-based studio IwamotoScott is an interdisciplinary practice founded by the architects Lisa Iwamoto and Craig Scott.

As a practice committed to pursuing architecture as a form of applied design research, ISAr engages in projects at multiple scales and in a variety of contexts. These include full-scale fabrications, museum installations and exhibitions, theoretical proposals, design competitions and commissions.

Their latest installation ‘Voussoir Cloud’ is a landscape of vaults and columns consisting of clusters of three dimesional petals, which are formed by folding thin wood laminate along curved seams.

Each petal has a different geometry

Each petal has a different geometry

“Each vault is comprised of a Delaunay tessellation that both capitalizes on and confounds the structural logics – greater cell density of smaller more connective modules, or petals, gang together at the column bases and at the vault edges to form strengthened ribs, while the upper vault shell loosens and gains porosity. At the same time, the petals – our reconstituted “voussoirs”, typically defined as the wedge shaped masonry blocks that make up an arch – are reconsidered here using paper thin material”, the architects explain.

The complexity of the installation becomes clear considering that each petal has a slightly different geometry – a computational script was developed to calculate the curvature of each piece.

Thanks to the gallery's architecture this beautiful construction could be experienced from within and above

Thanks to the gallery's architecture this beautiful construction could be experienced from within and above

“In the end, Voussoir Cloud attempts to defamiliarize both structure and material to create conflicted readings of normative architectural typologies. It is a light, porous surface made of compressive elements that creates atmosphere with these luminous wood pieces, and uses this to gain sensorial effects.”

to the IwamotoScott website

Wiebke Siem at the States Museum for Art and Design in Nürnberg, Germany

Wiebke Siem at the States Museum for Art and Design in Nürnberg, Germany

Until 13 September 2009 the States Museum for Art and Design in Nürnberg showcases the actual work of the Berlin-based artist Wiebke Siem – the 55 year old Siem is foremost famous for her overdimensioned every day objects. Since 2005 Wiebke Siem has focussed on the illustration of her childhood memories and fantasies. Old and used furniture combined with puckish figures and wooden masks different kinds of bizarre actors populate typical post-war sceneries. Siem tries to describe psychologically the petit bourgeois and dusty environment of a whole generation.

Elfish figures combined with post-war furniture

Elfish figures

The frowst of post-war Germany combined with childhood fantasies

The frowst of post-war Germany combined with childhood fantasies

to the States Museum website

'Aluminati' in Reykjavik

'Aluminati' in Reykjavik

Constructed by BAM and designed in collaboration with Martha Schwartz as part of the Reykjavik Experiment Marathon, the Aluminati Installation was conceived as a charged political statement intended to expose and address the current crisis of the Icelandic landscape.

Aluminum-encrusted portals allow daylight to pour into the dark hallways

Aluminum-encrusted portals allow daylight to pour into the dark hallways

The 500 sq m black box set within the courtyard of Kjarvalsstadir Museum is penetrated by aluminum-encrusted portals that allow daylight to pour into the dark hallways. The use of aluminum as a primary material exposes Iceland’s struggle to define the sacred role that nature plays in its national identity. Geothermal heat sources throughout Iceland have been tapped by foreign companies to smelt aluminum, posing a threat to the pristine landscape. Burdens of a struggling economy, however, have created a dilemma for an Icelandic Government benefitting from foreign interests in aluminum.

'Aluminat' is part of the Reykjavik Experiment Marathon

'Aluminat' is part of the Reykjavik Experiment Marathon

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