There has always been a close relationship between architecture and technology. Yet, in recent times, architecture has stagnated and the construction industry has been slow to adopt technologies that are already well established in other fields. Robotics and Additive Manufacturing offer great potential towards innovation within the construction industry.
A research group at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (iaac.net), based in Barcelona set on a goal of reelaborating 3D printing techniques so as to overcome existing limitations of this technique in large-scale.
The objective was to develop a family of small scale construction robots, all mobile and capable of constructing objects far larger than the robot itself. Moreover, each of the robots developed was to perform a diverse task, linked to the different phases of construction, finally working together as a family towards the implementation of a single structural outcome. Hence, instead of one large machine, a number of much smaller robots working independently, but in coordination, towards a single goal.
The research was sponsored by SDVentures: sdventures.ru
director, camera, edit: Maxim Tomash
producer: Lev Maslov
production manager: Semen Berchanskiy
music: Missisippi Landscapes
sound fx: Vadim Kolosov
assistant: Antton Meittinen
x.pose is a wearable data-driven sculpture that exposes a person’s skin as a real-time reflection of the data that the wearer is producing. In the physical realm we can deliberately control which portions our bodies are exposed to the world by covering it with clothing. In the digital realm, we have much less control of what personal aspects we share with the services that connect us. In the digital realm we are naked and vulnerable.
ITP NYU Thesis 2014
Special thanks to: Nancy Hechinger, Ben LIght, Eric Rosenthal, Pedro Oliveira, Talya Stein, Roy Rochlin, Heidi Lee, Rashad Taylor, ITP community, Family & Friends
Music: Quantic - Time is the Enemy
This straight to the point edit from Bataleon is banger-only. Jaeger Bailey, Shaun Murphy, Mitch Richmond, and Tor Lundstrom were all standout riders at Mt. Hood Meadows during Superpark 18 and over the course of the week in Oregon, this foursome banded together to let loose a stacked arsenal of tricks. From throwing hammers in the Woodward rail plaza, to dropping bombs off the Woodward step up and Seven Springs hip, Jaeger, Murp, Mitch, and Tor leveled the field.