Continuously morphable curved surfaces
XURF (eXpandable sURFaces) Systems generates continuously morphable curved surfaces. Inspired by biological membranes, the resulting surfaces are rigid yet pliable and are able to respond to a variety of surfacing needs. Developed by Milgo/Bufkin, XURF allows the transformation of any flat-sheet material into a three-dimensionally curved surface and can accomplish compound curvature with relative ease. Applications include interior and exterior architectural surfaces, structures, sculpture, and a variety of design products. Milgo/Bufkin has developed prototypes primarily using steel, which range from containers and lamps to structural ceiling and wall systems.
Contact: Milgo/Bufkin, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment