12 September 2011
8 September 2011
WikiHouse sounds like a great idea to me. It's idea is open source house construction based on CNC routed 18mm plywood. This is a method of construction that I'm pretty familiar with from my day job. I'd be interested to see how some large structures are built using this method and what the costs are compared to traditional methods. I'll be keeping a close eye on this one.
5 September 2011
The other day I stumbled across the website of Heavy Industries who specialize in large scale installations. One of their recent projects was Inges Idee's 'Aufschwun', A spiraling extruded cherub sculpture. Having worked on a number of public art pieces it was great to see behind the scenes of just how this thing was made. Link
4 September 2011
Andrew Ainsworth is a Model Maker who recently won a court battle against Lucasfilm to continue to produce Star Wars helmets using the tools he made to produce the originals for the films. His YouTube channel goes into great detail to show you how these are made. Although this is probably quite dull for most people I found it amazing how every piece is a relatively simple vacformed part. Great work.
Something about this bike really made me stop and look. It seems like there are a lot of wooden bikes beeing designed at the moment but this one really does look great. I just hope it would be able to put up with the stresses and strains of everyday use.
It is often the technical aspects of making a design work that are the hardest things to get right. This is where Claus Mølgaard comes in. Take a look at some of the work he has done with top designers to help them make their ideas a reality. Link