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 →
Editors’ Collection opens its Online Concept Store and we are proud to be represented with some of our finest products: Floater, Durian and possibly Chick ‘n’ Egg Chair. For those of you residing in and around Munich, Bavaria, a temporary showroom will be open to the public from Tuesday, 27.11.12 until Saturday, 01.12.12. The vernissage takes place on Monday, 26.11.12 from 18:30 – 22:00 at Widenmayerstraße 34, Munich. According to the organizers the Shop will cover a large variety including furniture, lamps, bicycles, toys, etc… so go ahead, check it out!
We have revised the original Chick ‘n’ Egg Chair! The form has been improved for stability and comfort. The grasshopper script has been reprogrammed for speed and reliability to allow changes in size, material thickness or resolution of the waffle grid. And the machine setup has been setup for on demand production.
Still looking for a Christmas present? The chair can be ordered via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Price available on request.
Most of the modular displays of the Exhibition “Architectural Particles” have been reassembled in various resulting displays, podiums and steles to present price winners of the “Kölner Design Preis International“. Read more →
Hans Sachs from responsive design wrote an article – “digital crafting” – about the design process and development of the exhibition’s architecture.
The catalog also contains articles by Prof. Oliver Fritz from Adaptive Architektur , Dr. Petra Hesse, director of the MAKK and Aysin Ipekci from Studyo Architects, curator of “Architectural Particles” and a comprehensive overview of the exhibited projects and objects.
Manuel Kretzer is invited to present his research at the Inspiring Matter Conference in London on Monday, 02.04.2012 at 14:20. The event is hosted at the Royal College of Art and will feature plenary talks by Sir Richard Friend, FRS, Cavendish Professor at the University of Cambridge; Anna Valtonen – Rector at the Umea Design Institute and former head of Design Research & Foresight at Nokia; Mike Davies, CBE – architect at Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners; and Susanne Kuechler – anthropologist and Professor of Material Culture at UCL. More detailed programme here: http://inspiringmatter.org/programme/
Floater is exhibited together with Sleepbox by Caspar Lohner from 17th to 21th January at Swissbau 2012, the most important meeting point for the construction and real-estate industry in Switzerland and one of the biggest specialist exhibitions in Europe.
This prototype chaise is modeled in Rhino 3D. The “Quarter Iso Grid”- Cutting Files are generated by a grasshopper definition which is inspired by Mike Sheldrake’s great iso grid cardboard surfboards. This prototype development is kindly supported by Mike Sheldrake (http://sheldrake.net/cardboards/), Oliver Fritz // CIAD – Cologne Institute for Architectural Design // Chair of CAD.CAM Tischlerei Bächer GmbH.
The prototype and further products and design studies of will be displayed at the DQE, Design Quartier Ehrenfeld at the “Passagen 2012” from January 16th to 22nd in Cologne, Germany. Read more →
SleepBox represents a contemporary furniture, designed for the demands of an increasingly urbanized environment. A human-scale object, which creates a space of comfort and relaxation within airports, offices or other semi public areas. The hard and uniform shell excludes the exterior and at the same time creates a soft and smooth interior. The project was designed by Caspar Lohner and supervised by Manuel Kretzer and Mathias Bernhard at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich and realized in collaboration with Kläusler Acrylstein AG. Read more →
The Actuated Matter Workshop forms part of a recently started research initiative – a collaboration between the Zurich University of the Arts, Interaction Design (DDE), Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (DMU), and the ETH Zürich’s Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design – that explores the application of smart materials in architecture with respect to their ability to transform architecture into an “Emotive Environment”, a space that relates to its inhabitants in an emotive and responsive way. The focus is placed on the capabilities and limitations of materials themselves in generating kinetic, visual and acoustic feedback. Read more →