3D printed moon building designs revealed

Architects Fosters and Partners have revealed designs for a building on the Moon that could be constructed from material already on its surface. An inflatable structure would be transported from Earth, then covered with a shell built by 3D printers. The printers, operated by robots, would use soil from the Moon, known as regolith, to […]

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Desiring Machines – Neil Leach Lecture

Another step towards what I believe to be the future of construction. This talk presented by Neil Leach at the Institute for advanced architecture of Catalonia is a clear and concise look at where it’s all headed. Enjoy!   Neil Leach is an architect and theorist.[1] He teaches at the University of Southern California, and is a Visiting […]

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IDEO CEO Tim Brown “Design Thinking”

  Tim Brown is CEO and president of IDEO. He frequently speaks about the value of design thinking and innovation to business people and designers around the world. He participates in the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and his talks Serious Play and Change by Design appear on TED.com. An industrial designer by training, […]

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Advances in Architectural Geometry

Advances in architectural geometry are evolving out of sophisticated parametric software and the use of robotics technology. Sci-arc, Southern California’s renowned architectural institute is leading the way in this pursuit through education and research. The below link is a glimpse into the future of design where organic fluidity meets mechanical precision. It is really stretching […]

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Contour Crafting

So, over the past few weeks, ever since I stumbled across the concept of ‘Contour Crafting’, I have been fascinated by the idea. It seems like such a departure from the way we procure buildings.  Having said this, it really does make a lot of sense from a cost and volume point of view. If something […]

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