Genius stuff by Gramazio Kohler Research / ETH.
Zoë Mowat from Montreal definitely must be on the same wave length!
I wish everything would be done like that... And that I would have known this before. Open Structures.
Californian potter makes the best bird houses.
The way to go, lovely stuff from Ecal's design students.
CP.1 chair (2012) by Charles Pollock.
Seems like it's not only me interested in straight line mechanisms. The lamp by England's Roland Beaven.
Matt Shlian is engineering paper.
What a great Swiss designer, and painter. Andreas Christen (1936 – 2006) did some very visionary products, back in the days, some of them are being still produced now.
Amazing concrete architecture by Italian Luigi Nervi.
Founded in Florence by a group of radical young architects in 1966, SUPERSTUDIO was at the heart of the architectural and design avant garde until its dissolution in the late 1970s.
These "Uplifting Carafes" have been designed by the fantastic and funny Mr Dean Brown from Scotland.
A pavillon representing Netherland in China, by NL Architekts.
That's a good invention.
Is a German architect who's company is specialized in building tree houses. Like this one, called Copper Cube, in Berlin.
What a good invention that is. Via Mario.
Lovely furniture by Holland's Mieke Dingen.
Another beautiful house in the suburbs of Tokyo. By High Land Design.
He has built a beautiful machine to make a beautiful product.
Insight into the work of Bjarke Ingels.
I need a desk lamp... so far I haven't found one. I like this one, by Russia's Maxim Maximov, but how preppy can it get?
By Piet Hein Eek from Eindhoven.
By Tham & Videgård Arkitekter: A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
Finally, this machine takes care of your smoking and mess making while you're too busy. By Oslo's Kristoffer Myskja, who makes a wide range of useful machines.
I also like the Design Soil group.
I think I have a new love... he's called Keiji Ashizawa.
Christopher just pointed this architectural beauty out, the Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris, by Jean Nouvel.
Chuck Hoberman (born 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) is an inventor of folding structures, most notably the Hoberman Sphere.
Robot mouth developed by Professor Hideyuki Sawada at Kagawa University in Japan. Via Stephan.
Lovely project by London's Markus Kayser. Via Creative Applications.
Paricles by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi. Make sure you watch until 2:00 minutes.
The Hourglass is produced by Glaskeller in Basel.
From the 1970 book Living Architecture: Islamic Indian by Andreas Volwahsen. Via BDIF.
Talking about flying... Another amazing robot from the Festo guys, called Smart Bird. Via Matt.
Love the architecture of the newly opened Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Designed by HOK, see more images here.
Automated positioning of spherical objects in three dimensions using a gimbaled air jet. Developed at the University of Illinois.
... and the fitting installation by Bern's Zimoun.
This guy is dope. Jeremy Mayer builds robots from disassembled typewriters.
The robotic curtain of Berlin's Niklas Roy protects him from nosy pedestrians while not blocking light and view.
Brilliant guide by George Egg how to cook your own meal in the times of being away from your own kitchen.
Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka at the Mori Art Museum, 2010.
Born in Saga, Japan in 1967. Worked under Shiro Kuramata in 1987 and Issey Miyake since 1988 and established his own studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design in 2000.
Warm and efficient architecture, just how I like it. More here.
Don't know how safe this would be, but nice thinking: The Chinese company Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. (what a great company name!) thinks it might be able to unjam the cities streets with a concept it calls the 3D Fast Bus, a kind of giant bus/train that straddles the street and allows cars to drive right under it. This means that it isn't slowed down by traffic and it doesn't add to traffic neither. More here.
Anthony Howe engineers wind powered sculptures. Here aligned disks spinning around a circular axis.
The Grasp Lab in Pennsylvania developed this impressive control system. Also check out the transport video.
Daniel Palacios from Córdoba did this experiment with a rubber band tied to two motors. Via Vimeo Staff.
Evolver is an architectural artefact intervening on the panorama surrounding Zermatt. It was designed and executed by a team of second year students from the ALICE Studio at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In an effort to take full advantage of the site's extensive and astounding views, the project sits strategically next to the lake Stelli at an altitude of 2,536 m (8,320 feet).
By Koukichi Sugihara from the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Japan. Via David Hartono.
This footage was captured in 1969 at the launch program of Apollo 11. Shot on 16 mm the camera is running at 500 fps, making the total clip of over 8 minutes represent just 30 seconds of actual time.
Just came across this facinating material: Carbon Nanotube.
The Engineering University in Lausanne has received a new library, shaped by the two Japanese archidects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, known as Sanaa.
After all this hype disappointment is programmed. It's a solid device, but I expected a revolution, like an option to switch screen into eInk mode... Don't think this will make it big in this version.
Stemming from research in sensory associative perception and studies of electronically and digitally produced music, this work intends to visually and physically realise some of the philosophical concepts bound by the ambiguous programmatic restraints of computer software. Physical Loops by Robert Corish.
David Cranmer documented the making of this beautiful LED sculpture last year. Also check the video in the end.
Tai-Chi stands for Tangible Acoustic Interfaces for Computer-Human Interaction. It uses tiny piezoelectric sensors to sense surface vibrations. The sensors are connected to a computer and track up to two objects at once by sensing vibrations. This can apply to any physical surface, graspable objects and ambient media (e.g. wall, tabletop and air), as well as making the interaction natural without the need for a hand held device.
Talking about arms, do you remember that creepy robot dog? The same engineers are now working on a two legged version, called Petman: Used (at the moment) to test chemical warfare clothing for the US Army, the Petman is able to move at 3.2 mph, recreating the natural heel-toe stride that we employ in our walking motion. Just the question now: what does Petman do when his shoelaces come undone?
My favorite architect so far. This beautiful house was build in Saijo, Hiroshima, by Japanese architect Makoto Tanijiri, aka Suppose Design Office. See more photos here.
By Nitipak Samsen, via Todayandtomorrow.
New constructions by Festo.
Great way to explain the binary system... by Matthias Wandel.
The air ship is developed by LaChLuVe and was captured this October at a Airship Fair in Richtershafen, Germany. It uses the principals of locomotion to move.
Public Engineering from Stockholm, Sweden. Seen on Vimeo.
Daniel has sent an e-mail, pointing out this marvellous piece of engineering: The Corpus Clock. Lovely introduced by its inventor John Taylor. The time is eleven o'clock precisely.
This is probably the last post of this blog. Our dear Swiss fellows from CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) will do their first try to create antimatter tomorrow. Some scientist say, it will destroy all human life. If you want to follow how your life ends, then you can check the experiment tomorrow on a live webcast starting at 09:00 CEST on webcast.cern.ch
"The four FRONT members have developed a method to materialise free hand sketches. They make it possible by using a unique method where two advanced techniques are combined. Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialized through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture."
Via Today and Tomorrow
By Swiss blood Roman Haefli.
Art+Com developed this installation, build with 714 suspended metal balls, for the BMW Mueseum in Munich.
Mike Sheldrake makes cardboard surfboards!
A new skin for BMW concept car called Gina, via Everyoneforever.
Developed by Boston Dynamics. You can already imaging them caring American ammo though the mountains of Afghanistan. Scary.