A fascinating TEDX lecture with Dr. Siavash Mahdavi, director of Within Technologies Ltd, a London-based consultancy company specialising in higher-end engineering applications and design using 3D printing.The very diverse work includes medical software for bone implants, customized high-heel shoes and spaceship material.
Above: 3D printed titanium engine part with varying density for force distribution.
Above: 3D printed cranial implants with varying density.
Above: the medical software by Wthin allows to vary density of lattice depending on forces
Designer Alastair Parvin is the Co-creator of Wikihouse, an open-source construction set. He argues in this short presentation, that there is an economics to architecture that we don’t think about, and realizing this can be a game changer.
It is interesting to look at the simple drivers for the Wikihouse project and see some of the constraints set for the project, such as ease of fabrication, material availability and transportability. For more information see the Wikihouse website: http://www.wikihouse.cc/