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..
The 2-day event with various workshops and panel discussions on Nov 29th and 30th addresses the open scource and maker movement and brings people from different professional fields together to experiment, develop and fabricate. Students can still register for several workshops on the conference’s webpage (above).
Beside well known bands like Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and Kid Rock, the Cone was -again- one of the main attractions on the festival area in New Orleans City Park. The Cone has been installed at the festival every year from 2009.
Hans Sachs of responsive design studio has presented his paper “bended – material and process informed design computation” at Transmaterial Aesthetics Symposium in Berlin at the Aedes Network Campus Berlin, on October 2nd, 2013(see programm below). We especially thank Prof. Matthias Ludwig (Hochschule Wismar, Fakultät Gestaltung) and AA Dipl. Sandra Loschke (Faculty of Design Architecture and Building, University of Technology Sydney) for the organisation of the event. The symposium abstracts can be downloaded here.
From 31.08.2013 – 22.09.2013 the exhibition “Spatial Positions 5 – The Land Workshop” at the SAM Swiss Architecture Museum displays important steps the collaboration project “The Land”, which is located in the north of Thailand near the town Sanpatong, twenty kilometres southwest of the city of Chiang Mai.
Strongly influenced by the original Eames Elephant from 1945 this piece of kids furniture was designed and prototyped early 2012. It was produced from 3M Alucobond and milled using a 3-axis CNC router at ETH Zürich’s Raplab.
Pictures and Videos of the ALIVE2013 – international symposium on adaptive architecture are now online.
ALIVE2013 was hosted at the Chair for CAAD, ETH Zürich on July, 8th 2013.
Speakers included:Prof. Ludger Hovestadt (ETH Zürich, CH), Prof. Philip Beesley (University of Waterloo, CA), Prof. Kas Oosterhuis (TU Delft, NL), Martina Decker (DeckerYeadon, US), Claudia Pasquero (ecoLogicStudio, UK), Manuel Kretzer (ETH Zürich, CH), Tomasz Jaskiewicz (TU Delft, NL), Jason Bruges (Jason Bruges Studio, UK), Areti Markopoulou (IAAC, ES), Ruairi Glynn (UCL, UK), Simon Schleicher (Universität Stuttgart, DE), John Sarik (Columbia University, US), Stefan Dulman (Hive Systems, NL)
This folded pen cup was developed by exploring simple curved folding with HyLite® by 3A Composites. The composite material is usually milled on both sides of a sheet to have a flexible fold but here it resulted perfectly for a fixed, one-side-milled folding in terms of stiffness, material stability and bendability.
for any inquiries please mail to info[at]responsivedesign.de
Inspired and led by Mike Sheldrake’s cardboard surfboards we created a fully parametric grasshopper definition, that generates a cardboard connector system as 3D model. With this tool, which we created in a “spare time project”, you can load in and process almost any surfboard shape you want…
Very nice article by Jon Openshaw about responsive design studio and our philosophy, published today on The LiP – Luxury in Progress. The text is based on an interview we gave earlier this week and emphasizes our desire to create design that goes beyond the conventional idea of a static architecture. Read the full article here.
Some impressions of last weeks exhibition at the Munich Creative Business Week. Thanks a lot to Editors’ Collection for the great space design, the organization and for setting it all up. Great Job. All products can also be purchased through their website.
We’re happy to announce that our products Durian, Floater and Chick ‘n’ Egg Chair will be exhibited from 21.02. – 24.02 during the mcbw– munich creative business week – moments.
The setup is organized by Editors’s Collection, our local reseller, and joined by two Munich based design offices: Formagenda and uocu. You’ll find the exhibition in the reception area of the old congress hall at Theresienhöhe.
This is our proposal for the IBA Basel 2020 idea competition in the area Weil am Rhein (D) / Village Neuf (F). Our strategy is to use the continuously changing water level of the river Rhine to create meadows which are differently flooded at different times of the year. This will result in a dynamic landscape that offers a variety of activities and new habitats for endangered species. The proposed environment, which can gradually change throughout the seasons, but also significantly within just a few hours, will form a trans-regional point of attraction and revalue both, the French and the German side of the river. Read more →