Nathan King will be presenting the results of the course Innovation in Ceramics and The Future of Architectural Applications, co-taught with Rachel Vroman Continue reading
Prof. Bechthold was invited to lecture at the Kyoto University International Design Symposium, an event that kick-started an interdisciplinary study program involving psychology, management, mechanical engineering, and architecture. Continue reading
DRG will offer a robot workshop at the 2012 Vienna RobArch conference. Entitled ‘Robotic Casting’ we will explore novel casting methods that take unique advantage of precise robotic movements and joint orientations. Within the space of three days participants will produce an installation for the Vienna conference. Hosted by the TU Graz we will use a workcell with three ABB IRB 140 robots. Visit the RobArch web site.
DRG work on customization strategies for ceramics was recently featured in the Summer 2012 ‘Process’ issue of ‘Forward’, a publication by the American Institute of Architects. Continue reading
The Chinese Xinhua News Agency interviewed Prof. Bechthold for a TV feature on the topic of sustainable urbanization. The conversation centered on issues of material consumption and opportunities for the creation of closed material flows that replace our currently wasteful pattern where materials are largely land-filled after the useful service life of a building has ended.
RE:Birth looks at the currently wasteful rate of material consumption globally, and discusses the opportunities that present themselves for design. Continue reading
DRG and the Responsive Environments Lab are beginning their collaboration with Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, focusing on adaptive material technologies and applications.
Prof. Bechthold will give a public lecture entitled ‘Design Robotics‘ as part of the Masters Lecture Series at the TU Graz (Austria) in June 2012.
Professor Bechthold gave a keynote on customizing architectural ceramics at the February 2012 Qualicer conference in Castellon, Spain.
Professor Bechthold hosted a Technology Platform Event at the GSD, focusing on design technologies as agents of change.
Team: Nathan King, Bob Pavlik
The project involves the fabrication of a series of milled foam molds for use in the casting of a large, permanent sculptural installation at the Ann Arbor Municipal Center. The sculpture, designed by Herbert Dreiseitl-(LOEB ’11), consists of a vertical cast bronze element and a horizontal waterway that together carry water through the site. Provision are made for the molding and casting of these elements at a Michigan foundry. The research explores the translation of hand sketches into digital data for robotic tooling and production. Molds for bronze and concrete castings have being produced on the multiaxis robotic mill.
See the GSD News Note.
Acupressure saves a strategic market plan, realizing marketing as part of production. Focus group synchronizes directed marketing, drawing on the experience of western colleagues. The product supports a constructive strategic market plan, drawing on the experience of western colleagues.