Responsive design studio is a creative design and architecture firm, based in Cologne, Germany. According to the principle ‘thinking by making’ the studio not only designs but also develops and manufactures products, art installations and architecture.
massimiliano adami‘s creative process is strongly focused on the production techniques, and how materials can be manipulated through high and low-tech processes. his elettroshock method is evidence of this – a procedure born out of his desire to procure a very simple way of fusing polyethylene powder into different objects.
Thought Collider is an experimental, critical art/design research practice based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, comprising the work of Mike Thompson and Susana Cámara Leret. Our work focuses on the exploration of the meanings and values that can be derived from alternative ways of experiencing built and mediated environments, motivated by emerging technologies.
A cross-disciplinary research lab at MIT inventing self-assembly and programmable material technologies aimed at reimagining construction, manufacturing, product assembly and performance. Self-Assembly is a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through local interaction. We have demonstrated that this phenomenon is scale-independent and can be utilized for self-constructing and manufacturing systems at nearly every scale. We have also identified the key ingredients for self-assembly as a simple set of responsive building blocks, energy and interactions that can be designed within nearly every material and machining process available. Self-assembly promises to enable breakthroughs across every applications of biology, material science, software, robotics, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, construction, the arts, and even space exploration. The Self-Assembly Lab is working with academic, commercial, nonprofit, and government partners, collaborators, and sponsors to make our self-assembling future a reality.
The research of the Professorship for Architecture and Digital Fabrication of Prof. Gramazio and Prof. Kohler examines the changes in architectural production requirements that result from introducing digital manufacturing techniques. The special interest lies in combining data and material and the resulting implications this has on the architectural design. The possibility of directly fabricating building components described on the computer expands not only the spectrum of possibilities for construction, but, by the direct implementation of material and production logic into the design process, it establishes a unique architectural expression and an extended material performance.