Stunning images of the Martian Landscape taken by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter since 2006. Thank you to Subtilitas for pointing it out and for The Big Picture for posting them.
Part of the Abalos Undae dune field. The sands appear blueish because of their basaltic composition, while the lighter areas are probably covered in dust. More, or see location on Google Mars. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)
Scalloped sand dunes in the southern hemisphere of mars, displaying seasonal frost on the south-facing slopes, which highlights some of the regular patterns, as the frost forms only on parts of the ripples. More, or see location on Google Mars. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)
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:
Frei Otto’s Olympic Stadium
Below are links to PDF pages explaining our 2011-2012 brief in chronological order:
18/01/2012: BRIEF03: REALISE
(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)
01/11/2011: BRIEF02: BURN
(Students will implement their digital and analogue studies on Frei Otto and Buckminster Fuller in a building for the Burning Man Festival)
30/09/2011: BRIEF01: LEARN
26/09/2011: “Unit Presentation Slideshow”
(10 minutes power point presentation to student for unit selection)
20/09/2011 : “DS10 A4 Page”
(given to the students prior to the Unit Selection)
Above: Facebook’ s new Server Farm in Lulea, Sweden
Above: IKONOS satellite image of the Burning Man festival
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