Monday, June 17, 2013
Friday, June 14, 2013
On July the 1st we will have our final presentations for this semesters Romazo Sunshade / Textiles Projects.
We will start at 14.00 and will have a borrel at around 17.00.
Our friends from Urban Think Tank and the ETH Zurich are organizing a thrilling workshop in Switzerland.
The goal of the workshop is to develop and build a small shack for the Cape Town Settlement in South Afrika.
There are still a few places left for this one week workshop in September, the costs are only about 200 € for the whole time, maybe that is something for you if the agenda on the starting semster is not too tight !
Have a look here http://u-tt.arch.ethz.ch/classes/summer-2013/empower/
Dr. Bucky Lab will be also there as a critic and will give the team a boost.
a little bit jealous that this is not a bucky lab project, but Dr. Bucky Lab was at least involved as second mentor ...Casper congrats for your great work !
Every now and then we are supporting also projects within the faculty of Industrial design of the TU Delft. In this case it was hard to refuse when Casper van der Meer asked for support for his project he did in cooperation with fiction factory a design based workshop in Amsterdam, who got the possibility to further develop an mould that is able to produce a house wrapped out of corrugated cardboard. They called it the Wikkelhuis or Wrapped House and nowadays the W-House.
The design was already given via the rotating mould, that is set on a truck trailer which was developed from Rene Snel already years ago. Fiction Factory took over the machine and had already a first contract for a house in Schiphol. When Casper joined the team it was set up to develop this process towards a manageable product, that would serve for different purposes.
It was quite a task for him working in the project team which was run also by the head of Fiction Factory Oep Schilling and for the faculty to fullfill his demands according to the requirements of the TU as a graduate project.
At the end we have to say, he has passed all of our different goals and requirements. And it was no problem also to have his defense of the graduation project, the very first time in the history of Industrial Design off the campus. Of course which place would suit more to show his accomplishments within the team and his work for his graduation work other than mext to the impressive machine and the first elements that were produced with his details.
Dr. Elvin Karana from Industrial Design and Dr. Marcel Bilow from the faculty of architecture were pleased with his results, which ended in a very good grade and a perfect start of the sunny weekend.
Here some pictures of the presentation, which were held directly next to the machine in the workshop. We will write about the project later, which is a fantastic project and also a very good product…
Thursday, June 13, 2013
Its always interesting and the way he describes helps a lot to improve our skills to take better pictures !
So if you like to listen an inspiring international show about photography thats the spot !
When Batman meets Superman in comic genre is it called a crossover, we did a crossover with Winy Maas chair in the faculty the Why Factory in short "W?F" and the chair of Ulrich Knaack design of construction which is also running the Facade Research Group.
A semester before the team of the Why Factory under guidance of Ulf Hackauf developed the idea of a transforming city and within this research field, they imagined a material that is adaptive to all of your needs and will respond according to your demands in small, but also big scale.
They developed an inspiring video that showed the performance and possibilities what this material could or should be able to do. It directly reminds the team to the comics of Barbabapa in which a whole family of coloured blob shaped figures is contantly shaping its form to serve each others demand. So the name sticked to the project. Barbapapa material.
Beeing able to create everything on the screen leeds directly to the question, how to realize such a material for real. Known for our expertise to materialize ideas we were asked to join for a workshop with the Why Factory and Prof. Knaack from the chair design of construction.
The task for the Why Factory students was to pick a scene or feature of the initial video and try to materialize this with any material or technology that is currently available and shoot a video similar to the original render version. Its a touch call, but ant the end the students went very innovative and did a lot of experiments and material test to mimicry the different scenes. They also had to grab deeply into the "special effects" toolbox, but see yourself how cool the result is.
We will also report about the making of later, but first enjoy the two clips. First the original, second the one from the workshop.