17JulMylight lamp by lars spuybroek

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“we can now ‘print’ an object directly from digital information – molds will just disappear. people have no idea yet what an incredible change in technology that is. and what that means for design. all design will become meta-design: objects can now be a range-of-objects like in a family or a species. not one is the same, but they are similar enough to be recognised. they can be big on top, big in the middle, or big below. they can have many holes or just a few. but they will always be private, each lamp you buy is different from the other, it’s unique.” – lars spuybroek

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This commercial work reminds me the impressive and comprehensive research of my previous professor at the Graduate School of Design, Dr Kostas Terzidis, whose “research work focuses on creative experimentation within the threshold between arts, architecture, and computer science. As a professional computer programmer he is the author of many computer applications on form-making, morphing, virtual reality, and self-organization. (…) His latest book, Algorithmic Architecture, provides an ontological investigation into the terms, concepts, and processes of algorithmic architecture and provides a theoretical framework for design implementations. -GSD”

My past projects for his course on Kinetic Architecture
My first assignment for his course on Advanced Studies in Architectural Computing.

Excerpt 1 and Excerpt 2 from his works.


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 csven17 Jul 2007

    There is already “family” design, but it is significantly limited by currently-employed technologies. What will be interesting to me is: when designers are free to design any shape they choose, assuming it matters, will they design things people actually like?

    I’m not so sure they will. Consequently, this may turn out to be a case of “Be careful what you wish for, it might come true.”

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 cati17 Jul 2007

    This question is similar to the ones regarding 3d animation. At first, it looks 3d, then all the work in pushed towards texture, and then now the designer can choose with style!


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