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Metropol Parasol by J. Mayer H.

27 Apr

The “Metropol Parasol” scheme with its impressive timber structures offers an archaeological museum, a farmers market, an elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurants underneath and inside the parasols, as well as a panorama terrace on the very top of the parasols. Realized as one of the largest and most innovative bonded timber-constructions with a polyurethane coating, the parasols grow out of the archaeological excavation site into a contemporary landmark, defining a unique relationship between the historical and the contemporary city. “Metropol Parasols” mix-used character initiates a dynamic development for culture and commerce in the heart of Seville and beyond.

Kinetic Pavilion – Adapt&Extend

25 Apr


21 Apr

“DIY CNC” gives you the complete step-by-step instructions for 12 different CNC projects.  Check out these great projects and learn how to make your own CNC mill on a budget. All projects come from, are written by CNC experts, and contain pictures for each step so you can easily make these yourself.

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i.materialise Student Discount

7 Apr

If you’re a student at a College or University and want to use 3D printing for a school related project we’re giving you a 20% discount if you 3D print with us. We’re especially interested in Design Academy Students (Eindhoven, Finland etc.) & Engineering and product design graduates. But, feel free to wow us with any work from any discipline.


  • You have to be enrolled at a College, University or Technical school
  • You must contact us using a .edu email adress to verify this (sorry about this but someone always will play unfair even though virtually all are fair).
  • The 3D print or 3D prints you order are for a school or school related project.
  • You supply us with images after to show us your project when it is finished (we will ask for your permission if we’d like to use them in a blog post).
  • Enter the promocode MASTER3DPRINT2011 (yes, looks like a frigtheningly real password doens’t it).
  • We have the right to refuse selected orders in some cases (we probably won’t ever but I thought I’d put that in there to be safe. I mean we wouldn’t want other 3D printing services ordering from us would we).
  • Shipping will still be free on the final value of orders over $100/€100
  • This offer is valid on all of our materials so Stainless Steel, Multicolor, Titanium, Transperent resin all the materials.
  • The project at the top of the page is my Michiel Jan Seegers would cost a student €120.
  • The offer is valid only until the end of this school year.

Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping.

7 Apr

Dutch designer Dirk van der Kooij is obsessed with rapid prototyping. Best known for his Endless Chair, made from a continuous string of recycled plastic using a 3D printer, the design has grown into a range of products all with the goal of making the production process more visible. Speaking at Design Indaba recently, van der Kooij explained, “the best thing about recycled plastic is it has history.”

The tinkerer’s focus is on the evolution of his designs, continuously rebuilding his “robot” as a way of advancing his work. This relentless dedication to perfecting the machine’s output reflects his progressive approach and commitment to adding to the design conversation.

ANNO Books Student Design Competition

30 Mar

Anno is an online design competition for students with dreams as vast as their talent, and for the industry heavy-hitters looking for the next generation of superstars.

The competition and showcase encompasses the disciplines of advertising, architecture, fashion design, graphic design, illustration, industrial design and photography.

Anno is open to anyone currently studying or graduating in 2011 in any of these categories at a tertiary level.

Entries are currently open for Quarter # 1 .  Entries Close 30th April.

Visit -> > ABOUT page to view the 4 x countries selected to judge for each Quarter in 2011.

Book mark the closing dates for each round as you are welcome to participate in every quarter.

To view the recently launched Anno 2010-11 Annual please visit:-

Good luck.

The Orange Cube by Jakob + Macfarlane

3 Mar

Triangulate yer meshes!

3D Printing Student Design Competition

2 Mar


The 2011 Design for Direct Digital Manufacturing (DDM) Competition is calling for innovative designs produced with DDM technologies, or what is popularly referred to as 3D printing.

Designs must be for products “produced by DDM that have a beneficial impact on a larger design project” AND be “integrated into a product or subassembly that effectively illustrates the potential impact of additive manufacturing.”

Basically, you need a design of a fully functional prototype for some kind of device, product, or mechanism that can is used as part of a larger system or assembly of products. And it’s got to be in STL file format.

See complete competition details HERE.


2 Mar

Bangalore Railway Concept Design

26 Feb

Stefania Lucchetta jewelry

24 Feb

free tutorial of making Audi TT in solidworks:

22 Feb

Paper Art by Matt Shlian

21 Feb

Paper engineer Matt Shlian has produced his latest series of paper pieces replete with intricate geometric patterns. Check out the Process series which are made of layered sheets of paper.

Polygons/Isohedral D1 pentagon table

20 Feb

D1 side table detail

130 Free XFrogPlants Now Available!

10 Feb

XFrog Inc. has made available for you to download 130 free 3d plant and tree models from each of the 30 XfrogPlants libraries! Three to nine 3d plant models are included in each of the 30 species they provide (with all major formats included), and best of all, they are completely FREE! Download the plants, browse their documentation PDFs and try in your favorite software.

An important tip, regarding the rendering of opacity mapped leaves (In VRay, but probably in most other render engines too), is to make sure you remove filtering in the alpha/opacity map. This is crucial to make alpha mapped leaves render faster.

2011 HI-MACS® Design Contest

7 Feb

The company LG Hausys Europe GmbH launches the competition « HI-MACS® Design Contest 2011 », a European design contest, which deals with furniture design using our Solid Surface material HI-MACS®.


This contest will award the projects, which will present new ideas focus on urban furniture. These ideas will have to present innovation in concept and aesthetic. The following criteria will be taken into account: usability, commercial marketability, based on current trends (eco-friendly, wellness, snacking, nomadism…), creativity, technical feasibility, budget adherence, usage of HI-MACS® properties.


The theme of the competition is:

“Urban furniture”

The theme therefore refers to any piece of furniture used to furnish the city. The object has to be freely chosen by the designer. Here is a non exhaustive list of application that can be done:
•    Public bench
•    Streetlight
•    Telephone box
•    Jardinière
•    Banister
•    Etc.


The competition is open to professional designers and students with no age limit. The student should be attending at least his/her second year studies.

For information, candidates who are studying or working in the following areas are invited to take part:
•    Product designers
•    Interior designers
•    Urban designers
•    Architects
•    Any other design-related studies


4 Feb

Sick model!

Tek by BIG

Environment of Understanding

4 Feb


United Nude Lo Res Project

3 Feb

topology optimized concrete structure

3 Feb