4D Printing: Shapeshifting Architectures

March 29, 2016By Francesco Cingolani3D Printing, Biodesign, New Materials No Comments

A team at the Wyss Institute and Harvard SEAS has developed a new microscale printing method to create transformable objects. These “4D-printed” objects go a step beyond 3D printing to incorporate a fourth dimension–time. The method was inspired by the way plants change shape over time in response to environmental stimuli. This orchid-shaped structure is … Read More

Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures | ITECH

March 24, 2016By Francesco CingolaniDigital Manufacturing, Robotics No Comments

Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures Maria Yablonina Inst. for Computational Design (Prof. Menges) Inst. of Building Structures & Structural Design (Prof. Knippers) Thesis Advisors: Ehsan Baharlou, Marshall Prado, Tobias Schwinn, Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Achim Menges Second Supervisor: Prof. Jan Knippers The project Mobile Robotic Fabrication System for Filament Structures, developed by ITECH graduate … Read More


March 6, 2016By Domenico Di SienaComputational Design No Comments

VOLUMES coworking, in collaboration with the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées invites you to this open talk about digital innovation in architecture and building in Paris. free entrance by reservation More info > http://www.eventbrite.com/e/plutot-bim-ou-plutot-computational-design-tickets-22094150198