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Gramazio Kohler Research
Gramazio Kohler Research





Genius stuff by Gramazio Kohler Research / ETH.
Comments (1) Engineering 30.04.2015
Tablescape I
Tablescape I

Zoë Mowat from Montreal definitely must be on the same wave length!
Comments (0) Engineering 27.05.2014
Open Structures
Open Structures

I wish everything would be done like that... And that I would have known this before. Open Structures.
Comments (0) Engineering 27.09.2013
Stan Bitters
Stan Bitters

Californian potter makes the best bird houses.
Comments (0) Engineering 25.06.2013
Pendulum Choir
Comments (0) Engineering 02.04.2013
How Keys Work
How Keys Work

Via Anrick.
Comments (1) Engineering 23.01.2013
Hydro-Fold


By Christophe Guberan.
Comments (0) Engineering 20.12.2012
Low-Tech Factory


The way to go, lovely stuff from Ecal's design students.
Comments (0) Engineering 05.11.2012
Charles Pollock
Charles Pollock

CP.1 chair (2012) by Charles Pollock.
Comments (0) Engineering 20.10.2012
Roland Beaven
Roland Beaven

Seems like it's not only me interested in straight line mechanisms. The lamp by England's Roland Beaven.
Comments (0) Engineering 17.09.2012
Matt Shlian
Matt Shlian

Matt Shlian is engineering paper.
Comments (0) Engineering 16.09.2012
Andreas Christen
Andreas Christen

What a great Swiss designer, and painter. Andreas Christen (1936 – 2006) did some very visionary products, back in the days, some of them are being still produced now.
Comments (0) Engineering 02.08.2012
Luigi Nervi
Luigi Nervi

Amazing concrete architecture by Italian Luigi Nervi.
Comments (0) Engineering 27.07.2012
Superstudio
Superstudio

Founded in Florence by a group of radical young architects in 1966, SUPERSTUDIO was at the heart of the architectural and design avant garde until its dissolution in the late 1970s.
Comments (0) Engineering 04.07.2012
Dean Brown
Dean Brown

These "Uplifting Carafes" have been designed by the fantastic and funny Mr Dean Brown from Scotland.
Comments (0) Engineering 23.06.2012
Bicycle Club
Bicycle Club

A pavillon representing Netherland in China, by NL Architekts.
Comments (0) Engineering 08.06.2012
Kuru-Kuru Nabe


That's a good invention.
Comments (0) Engineering 30.05.2012
Andreas Wenning
Andreas Wenning

Is a German architect who's company is specialized in building tree houses. Like this one, called Copper Cube, in Berlin.
Comments (0) Engineering 06.05.2012
The Invention of the American Football Helmet


What a good invention that is. Via Mario.
Comments (0) Engineering 01.05.2012
Nasa Echo
Nasa Echo

Grid sphere passive communication satellite, 1966.
Comments (0) Engineering 02.04.2012
Mieke Dingen
Mieke Dingen

Lovely furniture by Holland's Mieke Dingen.
Comments (0) Engineering 14.03.2012
House in Aoto
House in Aoto

Another beautiful house in the suburbs of Tokyo. By High Land Design.
Comments (0) Engineering 12.02.2012
Phil Cuttance
Phil Cuttance



He has built a beautiful machine to make a beautiful product.
Comments (1) Engineering 04.02.2012
Bjarke Ingels
Bjarke Ingels



Insight into the work of Bjarke Ingels.
Comments (0) Engineering 03.02.2012
Maxim Maximov
Maxim Maximov

I need a desk lamp... so far I haven't found one. I like this one, by Russia's Maxim Maximov, but how preppy can it get?
Comments (0) Engineering 19.01.2012
Scrap Wood Table
Scrap Wood Table

By Piet Hein Eek from Eindhoven.
Comments (0) Engineering 13.01.2012
Tree Hotel
Tree Hotel

By Tham & Videgård Arkitekter: A tree hotel in the far north of Sweden, near the small village of Harads, close to the Arctic Circle. A shelter up in the trees; a lightweight aluminium structure hung around a tree trunk, a 4×4x4 meters box clad in mirrored glass. The exterior reflects the surroundings and the sky, creating a camouflaged refuge. The interior is all made of plywood and the windows give a 360 degree view of the surroundings.
Comments (0) Engineering 29.12.2011
Smoking Machine


Finally, this machine takes care of your smoking and mess making while you're too busy. By Oslo's Kristoffer Myskja, who makes a wide range of useful machines.
Comments (0) Engineering 21.12.2011
二足歩行ロボットを自転車に乗せてみた
Comments (0) Engineering 08.11.2011
Design Soil
Design Soil

I also like the Design Soil group.
Comments (0) Engineering 03.11.2011
Keiji Ashizawa
Keiji Ashizawa

I think I have a new love... he's called Keiji Ashizawa.
Comments (0) Engineering 17.10.2011
Arab World Institute
Arab World Institute

Christopher just pointed this architectural beauty out, the Institute du Monde Arabe in Paris, by Jean Nouvel.

Comments (0) Engineering 20.09.2011
Chuck Hoberman


Chuck Hoberman (born 1956 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA) is an inventor of folding structures, most notably the Hoberman Sphere.
Comments (0) Engineering 06.09.2011
Building Victoria Line (1962)
Comments (1) Engineering 11.08.2011
Kagome Kagome


Robot mouth developed by Professor Hideyuki Sawada at Kagawa University in Japan. Via Stephan.
Comments (0) Engineering 15.07.2011
Solar Sinter Project


Lovely project by London's Markus Kayser. Via Creative Applications.
Comments (0) Engineering 29.06.2011
Particles


Paricles by Daito Manabe and Motoi Ishibashi. Make sure you watch until 2:00 minutes.
Comments (0) Engineering 31.05.2011
Hourglass
Hourglass



The Hourglass is produced by Glaskeller in Basel.
Comments (0) Engineering 24.04.2011
Islamic Indian Architecture
Islamic Indian Architecture

From the 1970 book Living Architecture: Islamic Indian by Andreas Volwahsen. Via BDIF.
Comments (0) Engineering 14.04.2011
The Robot I Need
Comments (0) Engineering 07.04.2011
Smart Bird


Talking about flying... Another amazing robot from the Festo guys, called Smart Bird. Via Matt.
Comments (0) Engineering 25.03.2011
Metropolis II
Metropolis II



By Chris Burdon.
Comments (0) Engineering 04.02.2011
Robo-Rainbow


By Mudlevel, a.k.a. Karl Adam Warrol who also engineered The Machine.
Comments (0) Engineering 02.02.2011
Salvador Dali Museum
Salvador Dali Museum

Love the architecture of the newly opened Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida. Designed by HOK, see more images here.
Comments (0) Engineering 15.01.2011
Robo-Air Jet


Automated positioning of spherical objects in three dimensions using a gimbaled air jet. Developed at the University of Illinois.
Comments (1) Engineering 12.01.2011
Zimoun


... and the fitting installation by Bern's Zimoun.
Comments (0) Engineering 26.11.2010
Jeremy Mayer
Jeremy Mayer

This guy is dope. Jeremy Mayer builds robots from disassembled typewriters.
Comments (0) Engineering 02.11.2010
A Little Bit of Privacy


The robotic curtain of Berlin's Niklas Roy protects him from nosy pedestrians while not blocking light and view.
Comments (0) Engineering 18.10.2010
Hard Drive Clock


By Ian.
Comments (0) Engineering 17.10.2010
Hotel Survival


Brilliant guide by George Egg how to cook your own meal in the times of being away from your own kitchen.
Comments (0) Engineering 16.10.2010
The Brooklin Space Program
Comments (3) Engineering 04.10.2010
Tokujin Yoshioka


Snow by Tokujin Yoshioka at the Mori Art Museum, 2010.

Born in Saga, Japan in 1967. Worked under Shiro Kuramata in 1987 and Issey Miyake since 1988 and established his own studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design in 2000.
Comments (0) Engineering 08.09.2010
Light Motif
Light Motif

Warm and efficient architecture, just how I like it. More here.
Comments (0) Engineering 07.08.2010
3D Fast Bus


Don't know how safe this would be, but nice thinking: The Chinese company Shenzhen Hashi Future Parking Equipment Co. (what a great company name!) thinks it might be able to unjam the cities streets with a concept it calls the 3D Fast Bus, a kind of giant bus/train that straddles the street and allows cars to drive right under it. This means that it isn't slowed down by traffic and it doesn't add to traffic neither. More here.
Comments (2) Engineering 05.08.2010
Anthony Howe


Anthony Howe engineers wind powered sculptures. Here aligned disks spinning around a circular axis.
Comments (0) Engineering 16.07.2010
Quadrotor Helicopter


The Grasp Lab in Pennsylvania developed this impressive control system. Also check out the transport video.
Comments (0) Engineering 10.07.2010
Waves


Daniel Palacios from Córdoba did this experiment with a rubber band tied to two motors. Via Vimeo Staff.
Comments (0) Engineering 22.06.2010
Evolver
Evolver

Evolver is an architectural artefact intervening on the panorama surrounding Zermatt. It was designed and executed by a team of second year students from the ALICE Studio at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland. In an effort to take full advantage of the site's extensive and astounding views, the project sits strategically next to the lake Stelli at an altitude of 2,536 m (8,320 feet).
Comments (0) Engineering 31.05.2010
Koukichi Sugihara


By Koukichi Sugihara from the Meiji Institute for Advanced Study of Mathematical Sciences, Japan. Via David Hartono.
Comments (0) Engineering 20.05.2010
Apollo 11


This footage was captured in 1969 at the launch program of Apollo 11. Shot on 16 mm the camera is running at 500 fps, making the total clip of over 8 minutes represent just 30 seconds of actual time.
Comments (0) Engineering 20.04.2010
Carbon Nanotube


Just came across this facinating material: Carbon Nanotube.
Comments (0) Engineering 14.03.2010
EPFL Library


The Engineering University in Lausanne has received a new library, shaped by the two Japanese archidects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa, known as Sanaa.
Comments (0) Engineering 23.02.2010
iPad


After all this hype disappointment is programmed. It's a solid device, but I expected a revolution, like an option to switch screen into eInk mode... Don't think this will make it big in this version.
Comments (0) Engineering 28.01.2010
Robert Corish
Robert Corish

Stemming from research in sensory associative perception and studies of electronically and digitally produced music, this work intends to visually and physically realise some of the philosophical concepts bound by the ambiguous programmatic restraints of computer software. Physical Loops by Robert Corish.

Via Rob.
Comments (0) Engineering 07.12.2009
LED Sculpture
LED Sculpture

David Cranmer documented the making of this beautiful LED sculpture last year. Also check the video in the end.
Comments (0) Engineering 03.12.2009
Tai-Chi


Tai-Chi stands for Tangible Acoustic Interfaces for Computer-Human Interaction. It uses tiny piezoelectric sensors to sense surface vibrations. The sensors are connected to a computer and track up to two objects at once by sensing vibrations. This can apply to any physical surface, graspable objects and ambient media (e.g. wall, tabletop and air), as well as making the interaction natural without the need for a hand held device.
Comments (0) Engineering 25.11.2009
Petman


Talking about arms, do you remember that creepy robot dog? The same engineers are now working on a two legged version, called Petman: Used (at the moment) to test chemical warfare clothing for the US Army, the Petman is able to move at 3.2 mph, recreating the natural heel-toe stride that we employ in our walking motion. Just the question now: what does Petman do when his shoelaces come undone?
Comments (1) Engineering 01.11.2009
Makoto Tanijiri
Makoto Tanijiri

My favorite architect so far. This beautiful house was build in Saijo, Hiroshima, by Japanese architect Makoto Tanijiri, aka Suppose Design Office. See more photos here.
Comments (0) Engineering 06.07.2009
Coin Flipper


By Nitipak Samsen, via Todayandtomorrow.
Comments (0) Engineering 02.07.2009
Festo Bionic Learning Network


New constructions by Festo.
Comments (0) Engineering 22.05.2009
Adding Machine


Great way to explain the binary system... by Matthias Wandel.
Comments (0) Engineering 20.12.2008
Fi-Fi Fin-Fish


The air ship is developed by LaChLuVe and was captured this October at a Airship Fair in Richtershafen, Germany. It uses the principals of locomotion to move.

Via everyoneforever.
Comments (0) Engineering 27.10.2008
The Machine


Public Engineering from Stockholm, Sweden. Seen on Vimeo.
Comments (0) Engineering 20.10.2008
The Corpus Clock
The Corpus Clock

Daniel has sent an e-mail, pointing out this marvellous piece of engineering: The Corpus Clock. Lovely introduced by its inventor John Taylor. The time is eleven o'clock precisely.
Comments (0) Engineering 18.10.2008
CERN
CERN

This is probably the last post of this blog. Our dear Swiss fellows from CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) will do their first try to create antimatter tomorrow. Some scientist say, it will destroy all human life. If you want to follow how your life ends, then you can check the experiment tomorrow on a live webcast starting at 09:00 CEST on webcast.cern.ch
Comments (2) Engineering 09.09.2008
Robotic Chair


The Robotic Chair, 2006 by Max Dean, Raffaello D’Andrea and Matt Donovan.

Via Vvork.
Comments (0) Engineering 08.08.2008
3D drawing


"The four FRONT members have developed a method to materialise free hand sketches. They make it possible by using a unique method where two advanced techniques are combined. Pen strokes made in the air are recorded with Motion Capture and become 3D digital files; these are then materialized through Rapid Prototyping into real pieces of furniture."

Via Today and Tomorrow
Comments (0) Engineering 18.07.2008
Responding metal plate


By Swiss blood Roman Haefli.
Comments (0) Engineering 16.07.2008
BMW


Art+Com developed this installation, build with 714 suspended metal balls, for the BMW Mueseum in Munich.
Comments (0) Engineering 07.07.2008
Mike Sheldrake
Mike Sheldrake

Mike Sheldrake makes cardboard surfboards!
Comments (0) Engineering 29.06.2008
BMW


A new skin for BMW concept car called Gina, via Everyoneforever.
Comments (0) Engineering 12.06.2008
Big Dog


Developed by Boston Dynamics. You can already imaging them caring American ammo though the mountains of Afghanistan. Scary.
Via Yates.
Comments (1) Engineering 24.03.2008
360° Mirror Display
Comments (0) Engineering 20.02.2008
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