Metal

Exo

Oct 14, 2018No Comments

Thermobimetal structural shell Exo is a vertical structure that makes use of the smart properties of thermobimetal, a coupling of two metal alloys that exhibit

Air Flow(er)

Aug 26, 2018No Comments

Thermally regulated ventilation system The Air Flow(er) is an active ventilating surface. The zero-energy apparatus consists of an assemblage of flowerlike modules that open as

Crisscross Signal Spire

Aug 19, 2018No Comments

Municipal communications beacon The Crisscross Signal Spire is a twenty-first-century signal tower composed of internally illuminated vertical tubes. Situated in Boston’s historic Dudley Square, the

Flash-Formed Iron

Jun 17, 2018No Comments

Gas-reduction ironmaking process Although steel is the most recycled material globally, steel manufacture is still energy-intensive and exhibits a high carbon footprint. Scientists at the

MX3D Metal

Mar 18, 2018No Comments

3D printed metal structures MX3D Metal is a multiple-axis 3D printing process that creates metal structures in midair. Developed by Netherlands-based Joris Laarman Lab in

Microlattice

Mar 04, 2018No Comments

Ultralight metallic cellular material Inspired by the lattice structures of ambitious works of engineering, such as the Eiffel Tower and the Golden Gate Bridge, researchers

Lotus

Feb 11, 2018No Comments

Smart foil responsive surface Lotus is a responsive surface made of pieces of smart foil that fold open in response to human proximity. When one

Drawing Series

Jan 07, 2018No Comments

Sketch-based wireframe furniture When first encountering one of Korean designer Jinil Park’s Drawing series, the viewer is likely to see the work as a two-dimensional

Windscreen

Dec 24, 2017No Comments

Wind-responsive illuminated mesh Windscreen is a lightweight architectural lattice composed of an array of small wind turbines. The wind-activated structure generates and consumes renewable energy,

Photo-Engraved Aluminum

Oct 21, 2011No Comments

Aluminum panel with permanent photographic transfer The focus of Intaglio Composites is the art of photographic transfer to materials. The company has developed a new,