XURF Systems

May 1, 2008

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

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