Animated 3d Printed Sculpture

February 26, 2015

Blooms: Strobe-Animated Sculptures from Pier 9 on Vimeo. Taking on the appendages of Fibonacci’s sequence found in many of our natural objects, these sculptures are spun with precise and exact speed accommodated by specific intervals of strobe lights, bringing to life the static objects when art marries mathematics. John Edmark, the inventor, stated that “..art is often a vehicle for fantasy, my work is an invitation to plunge deeper into our own world and discover just how astonishing it can be. In experiencing a surprising behavior, one’s sense of wonder and delight is increased by the recognition that it is occurring within the context of actual physical constraints. The works can be thought of as instruments that amplify our awareness of the
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Winners of this competition are quite impressive, with categories ranging from nature to people &  places. My personal favourites are the works that captured the stories of people infused with their own artistic interpretations. Grand Prize and People Winner: “A Node Glows in the Dark” , Hong Kong Photo and caption by Brian Yen/National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest Nature Winner: “The Great Migration” , location: North Serengeti, Tanzania Photo and caption by Nicole Cambré/National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest Places Winner: “Bathing in Budapest” , location: Budapest, Hungary Photo and caption by Triston Yeo/National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest Honorable Mention Nature , location: Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Flynn Reef, Australia Photo and caption by Christian Miller/National Geographic 2014 Photo Contest Honorable Mention Nature: “Shoulder Check” , location: Boundary Bay, BC,
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‘This was not my dream’ — Redux House, Brazil from Pedro Kok on Vimeo. Studio MK27 was among 100 architects who participated in the 14th Venice Biennale’s “Time Space Existence”, exhibiting their works through 5 carefully crafted videos- all of which depicted the lives of its residences in a dramatic and perhaps sarcastic tone. The narrative of the Redux House, Brazil, is produced by Pedro Kok & Gabriel Kogan who captured every detail and corner of this home with a sinister hint, provoking its audience to make sense of the architecture from a very different perspective. There is, however, some truth in the lines that despised the responsibility or the role assumed by architects- educating our clients on how they ought to live. Thus
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In the recent years, slime mould (Physarum polycephalum) has become an extensive study tool to improve networks in the cities of Japan, Canada and even China. The methodology is almost primitive as there is no intervention of any digital technology to generate the prototypes. In her years of research and experiments, Heather Barnett deduced that slime mould has the ability to make decisions and learn and it behaves as though it has a memory. These characteristics add to the benefit of its rapid growth and cheap technology. Sarah Roberts whose interest revolves around the potential aesthetics of slime mould’s (as well as other bacterias) biology has produced a collection of artworks to exhibit her wonder.. “All the different patterns it is creating here are responses to
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“Over the past 10 years, I have been collecting documents and insights about a previously neglected subject – the countryside.” expressed the Director of Architecture section in the recent Venice Biennale  in Icon’s September 2014 issue. He observed that the countryside is changing more rapidly than we realize, more so than the urban landscape and is undergoing a drastic “thinning” process as the villages depopulate but multiply and expand 2-3 times larger in size. The transformation takes place when the countryside is swept by the current of non-agricultural economy in the setting of what used to be authentically agricultural. This, he labelled as the “intermediate” land use phenomenon. Many old practices such as farming are being assisted by digital technology where farmers
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Field & movement   Mock Up   Mock Up   Study model Singapore Archifest 2014 revolves around the theme “Crowd”. This design competition calls for registered architects to interpret and to translate the notion of crowd into a pavilion which will be built on the event plaza of Marina Bay Sands this September. The site is a linear footprint which covers approximately 60m X 10m area, overlooking the waterfront, a site that is arguably more prominent than the former proposals in 2012 and 2013. It will serve as a place for sharing and discussion, for hosting the opening night and some other exhibitions. With the budget of 50k (SGD), the pavilion will house a café for 50 seated guests, shelters
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Interior images by Jin Lee Three days ago, on the morning of 21st May 2014, the Memorial Museum which commemorates the lives of those who perished in the September 11th, was officially opened for the first time to the general public. Located at the very core of the memorial site & surrounded by towering trade centres, the building’s exterior and structural design are conceived to reflect its context and to draw people to the exhibits. This approach is emphatetic and particularly relevant to the discourse about architectural expressions versus the story of the exhibits. Davis Brody Bond (DBB) and Snohetta who were assigned as architects for the belowground memorial and pavilion respectively, give full reverence to the spirit of place
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RPR Float Table from RockPaperRobot on Vimeo. LEXUS DESIGN AMAZING 2014 – TRANSFORM: Behind the Scenes from Tangible Media Group on Vimeo. These furniture pieces are one of the most compelling product of intelligent innovation because they subject themselves to (effortless) external manipulation, made morphable by intricate application of physics and digital technology. These kinetic features are designed with the human behaviour in mind, capturing the instinctive motion of its user rather than instigating factitious movement such as unfolding, deconstructing or assembling parts to transform. Contrary to the gimmicks of changeable forms, these pieces are made functionally beautiful and complexly susceptible.
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