The video shows results that are generated with a prototypical, interactive decomposition tool as a means to digitally cut arbitrary volumetric shapes into 3D equilibrium puzzles. These assemblies, formed by individual, disjointed units, rely on a combination of compression, friction, and balancing actions to stand in equilibrium. This means they are stable without additional mechanical or physical connectors. The results were presented at the Design Modelling Symposium in Copenhagen 2015.
Frick U., Van Mele T. and Block P.: Decomposing three-dimensional shapes into self-supporting discrete element assemblies,Proceedings of the Design Modelling Symposium 2015,Ramsgaard Thomsen, M., Tamke, M., Gengnagel, C., Faircloth, B. and Scheurer, F. (editors),: 187-201,Springer International PublishingCopenhagen,2015.