“‘Lively responses, aren’t they, Mr. Talbot?’ He put his hand on the wall behind us. The plastex swam and whirled like boiling toothpaste, then extruded itself into a small ledge. Stamers sat down on the lip, which quickly expanded to match the contours of his body, providing back and arm rests.”
Ballard, J. G., The Thousand Dreams of Stellavista, 1962 More…
Within the framework of the research project ‘Digital Hut’ and in cooperation with the Wismar University of Applied Sciences, responsive design studio presents a prototype of a digitally designed and fabricated minimalist housing unit- the ‘Digital Hat’. The prototype will be exhibited on the booth of the ‘Initiative Zukunft Bau’ under the leadership of the German Federal Institute for Building, Urban and Space Research. The project is supported by 3A Composites AG, the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe and Mack GmbH. The ‘Digital Hut will be shown from 16.1.-21.1. at the BAU (Trade fair munich) in hall B0, stand number 202.More…
The Professorship of CAD, under the current management of Hans Sachs (responsive design) of the Faculty Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture, receives 47,000 euros in the fellowship program of the Ministry of Science and the Founders’ Association. The teaching will benefit from this – among other things by the procurement of virtual reality glasses as well as PCs and 3D modeling software.More…
We wish all our friends, colleagues, partners, sponsors, families, supporters, students, employees, interns, clients, suppliers, enemies, children, parents, faint acquaintances, past loves, collaborators, muses, pets, mentors, and anyone else who we know or don’t (yet) know the merriest and happiest of all christmases and a great and successful start into the new year 2017.
Kindly produced by our friends at Bächer Bergmann GmbHKids Bench has gone 2.0. New size, new material, optimized design, (largely) digitally fabricated, simply much better. Orders available upon request.
instructions for the creation of computational art
The following tutorials were created to provide a simple access to the processing programming language. They were essential parts of teaching during the 2016 Digital Crafting class at HBK Braunschweig. More…
A collection of parametrically designed rings using Rhino3D and Grasshopper. The rings can be customized to finger size and personal design preferences, such as width, size, pattern and numerous other variables.
The designs are 3D printed in plastic or other materials, such as steel, and will soon be on sale at Shapeways.
The following are a number of coding experiments using Processing in combination with the Minim Audio Library to create drawings from songs by mapping their average frequency and level in relation to time to the size of the canvas.
These tutorials provide very simple shape to fabrication instructions for quick prototyping from flat materials. They were developed during the Digital Crafting courses taught at the Braunschweig University of Art.
Hans Sachs of responsive design studio was part of the team leading 2 Rhino-Grasshopper Workshops within the in&out experimental furniture course at the faculty of architecture at KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in June 2015. The resulting student works are now exhibited at the IMM 2016 in Cologne.
The Pazzles Inspiration Vue is a nice desktop cutting machine with a table size of 12″ x 12″ (or alternatively 12″ x 24″). Since the machine can apply quite a bit of pressure (up to 1.000g) it is capable of cutting materials up to a thickness of 2mm, which makes it an interesting option for (architectural) model making and prototyping from cardboard or thick paper. In addition to knife cutting the machine can be equipped with a pen and further interesting tools . Comparing the machine to other desktop cutters such as the Silhoutte Cameo or Silhouette Curio it is certainly more expensive and its design can be questioned but it also feels more sturdy and durable.
The lion Petersilie and his friends the tiger Blumenkohl and the parrot Papadu are hiking in the mountains when they are surprised by a sudden thunderstorm. Seeking shelter in a nearby cave they make an unbelievable discovery, which leads them into an adventure full of long forgotten creatures and plenty of new friends.
We rebuilt our original Kids Bench from 2007 with white honeycomb cardboard. In addition to a revision in materiality the object was resized, according to the thickness of the cardboard sheets of 1.6cm. The new scale makes the object not only much easier to assemble and transport but also lighter in appearance. More…
In a 10 day workshop the students from KISD – Köln International School of Design have been encouraged to develop a design project based on a buttom-up design process – ‘material and process to form’ (instead of form first, material later) by experimenting with material properties and computer based processing techniques, such as 3D printing and CNC milling…
The aim of this paper to highlight the enabling powers of participative architectural design strategies and thus leaving space for uncertainty and surprise, with a particular focus on the work of Responsive Design Studio, a young emerging practice based in Zurich and Cologne. The playful synergies that can result from a constant dialogue between designer and user, object and function and the successful application of digital design and fabrication techniques as new, encouraging tools rather than dominating drivers are exemplified in a number of international projects that the studio has realized within the past few years.
Hans Sachs of responsive design talks, together with Sebastian Bächer of CNC Tischlerei Bächer GmbH, about the the potential merge of design and production with the upcoming and intensifying integration of digital tools in both processes.
The talk “design = production” takes place at the KISD on Tuesday April 1st 2014. Please see more details about this series of lectures on KISD news /calendar..