December 24, 2007
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Algorithmically-derived metal systems

Milgo/Bufkin can bend complex shapes in metal, providing solutions to the most demanding problems. These shapes are economical alternatives to extrusions and roll forming.

Just as our genetic code permits each of us to be unique, so too AlgoRhythm technology generates a wide range of unique forms from its genetic code. Milgo/Bufkin’s process offers a wide range of curvilinear structures with fluid movements mirroring the flows of nature. Material flows under its own weight and other forces according to morphologic laws that pertain more to fluid motion than to static objects. By freeing the elements of construction from their rigid geometries, AlgoRhythm technology unfolds infinite opportunities to model a new architecture. The undulating look of these structures results from the behavior of sheet metal under force. The forms are non-deformational, thereby maintaining the integrity of the metal.

Dr. Haresh Lalvani, architect-morphologist and inventor of these new forms, says that AlgoRhythms proceed from the bottom-up: columns, walls, and ceilings. The first series of products introduced here are based on morphologically structured information (meta architecture, genomic architecture) that permits endless variations on a theme by manipulating the morphological genome.

Contact: Milgo/Bufkin, Brooklyn, NY, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment

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