Rinus Roelofs, a sculptor from Holland has printed a sculpture in stone with a giant 3D printer !
More information on his website.
If you would like to print your prototype full scale use the Italian company called Dinitech.
Here are some links to look at before our Unit Trip to Germany:
ILEK – Institue for Lightweight Structures
ICD – Institute for Computational Design
BOTANICAL STRUCTURES (Ferdinand Ludwig):
A video on Botanic Structures: http://mediacenter.dw-world.de/english/video/#!/251283/Plant_Pavilion
The Mercedes Benz Museum by UN STUDIO:
Some very helpful links for Grasshopper:
Below are links to PDF pages explaining our 2011-2012 brief in chronological order:
(Students will adapt and confront their Burning Man proposals to broader contemporary issues. They will look at the impact of the Internet on physical spaces and might choose to design a networked headquarters/manufacturing facility for a global company or charity)
(Students will implement their digital and analogue studies on Frei Otto and Buckminster Fuller in a building for the Burning Man Festival)
(10 minutes power point presentation to student for unit selection)
(given to the students prior to the Unit Selection)
Richard Buckminster Fuller with the Dymaxion Car and the Fly Eyes Dome © Courtesy Buckminster Fuller Institute© Frei Otto, Apparatus for computing minimal path systems, Institute for Lightweight Structures (ILEK), Stuttgart, 1988