Orienting tendrils horizontally results in snake-like 'creatures' crawling and falling on the table top.
Digital Grotesque is the first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed structure that is entirely 3D printed out of sand. This structure, measuring 16 square meters, is materialized with details at the threshold of human perception. Every aspect of this architecture is composed by custom-designed algorithms.
Please visit digital-grotesque.com for a further description.
Partners and Sponsors:
• Chair for CAAD, Prof. Hovestadt, ETH Zurich
• Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich
• voxeljet AG
• FRAC Centre
• Strobel Quarzsand GmbH
• Pro Helvetia
Research for the Digital Grotesque project was carried out at the Chair for CAAD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. All components were printed by voxeljet AG. The first part of Digital Grotesque is a commission by FRAC Centre for its permanent collection.
Maria Smigielska, Miro Eichelberger, Yuko Ishizu, Jeanne Wellinger, Tihomir Janjusevic, Nicolás Miranda Turu, Evi Xexaki, Akihiko Tanigaito
Video & Photo:
Demetris Shammas, Achilleas Xydis
"Flicker" by Origamibiro (origamibiro.com)
A conceptual cell phone design featuring Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 OS. Original industrial design by Dave Schultze | SchultzeWORKS designstudio. For more information or to contact Dave, visit the data page schultzeworks.com/triple-flip-cell-phone/
Musical soundtrack for the video was provided by British techno genius Lusky. His new album 'Global Variable' is available at lusky.bandcamp.com/album/global-variable
Actors: Peter Cooke, Andrew Burns, Richard Makepeace, Michael Atkinson, Barnaby Pilgrim, Dan Ward, Charles Burns.
Story/Film/Music: Oliver Fowler.
Gun: Henry Hill.
Thank you to: Alex Perry and Ritchie.
For the Philip Bloom Movember Competition - thank you Philip for an inspiring challenge.