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


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


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,

Adaptive Shading

Oct 17, 2011No Comments

Customizable grid adaptive shading system For an architectural project located in a desert climate, Hoberman Associates was asked to design a roof covering for an


Sep 07, 2011No Comments

Expanded metal mesh Amico’s APEX expanded metal mesh offers many benefits such as texture, passage of light, air movement, reduction of solar gain, high strength-to-weight


Jul 08, 2011No Comments

Carbon nanotube coatings Geckos possess the remarkable ability to climb vertical walls without using any adhesive glue. A gecko’s feet are covered by tiny hairs

Vault-Structured Metal

May 01, 2011No Comments

Ultralight patterned metal panels Numerous phenomena can be observed in nature that are the result of controlled self-organization. Bionic vault-structuring is a method to generate

Iris Dome

Jan 27, 2011No Comments

Dome-based retractable roof Iris Dome is a retractable roof that opens and closes like the iris of an eye, transforming the space inside smoothly between