Metal

Hanabi

Nov 11, 2009No Comments

Shape-transforming lighting fixture Like the Lotus flower, which opens its petals in the presence of the sun and closes them in its absence, Hanabi opens

Sonomorph

Oct 29, 2009No Comments

Sound-responsive wall Inspired by the natural phenomenon of tropism—in which a plant actively responds to external stimuli—designer Natasa Sljivancanin constructed an intelligent kinetic building system

PixelSkin02

Aug 31, 2009No Comments

Dynamic shape-memory-alloy display system PixelSkin02 explores new possibilities in media augmented surfaces by employing the mechanical properties inherent in shape memory alloys (SMA). In an

InvariMatte

Jun 18, 2009No Comments

Low-reflectivity stainless-steel finish InvariMatte is a nondirectional, low-gloss, uniformly textured stainless-steel finish designed for use in architectural applications. While its lower reflectivity lends itself to

Array Screen

Jun 11, 2009No Comments

Decorative steel screen Array is a stainless-steel screen inspired by the decorative economy of patterns in Islamic architecture, mathematical sequences, and growth patterns in nature.

HyperGrills

Apr 16, 2009No Comments

Patterned cellular grill systems HyperGrill metal tiles are inspired by cellular constructions found in nature. The HyperGrill process approximates the efficiency of cellular compositions in

Prism Screen

Nov 24, 2008No Comments

Modular aluminum-prism screen system The aggregation of thin, triangular aluminum prisms, which are transformed into intriguing structures that resemble eccentric space-frames, makes up Prism Screen.

Planium

Oct 03, 2008No Comments

Stainless-steel floor system The Gage Planium stainless-steel floor system is a high-tech flooring solution designed for maximum durability and ease of installation. The installation of

Hexscreen

Jul 21, 2008No Comments

Hexagonal steel screen Hexscreen explores the geometry of the hexagon and constructs its simple pattern using repeated identical rods of stainless steel. Inspired by mathematical

Backlight

Jul 10, 2008No Comments

Electroless gold-plated sculpture Backlight is a demonstration of electroless metal plating by Tony Wurman of New York-based Wunderwurks. In contrast to conventional electrolytic processes, electroless