Tiger-Stone is a Dutch made paving machine that uses gravity and an electric motor to print stone and brick roads. It’s a six meter wide machine that is capable of laying 300 square meters of road a day. The printing width is adjustable from the width of a road to as narrow as a bike lane or walkway. There are no moving parts within the machine, it simply uses a shelf that is fed bricks and they are automatically sorted and packed together by gravity, each stone will associate with the link previously made. There is a quiet electric motor that moves the machine along a bed of sand creating consistent results with a simply operated paver. via Tiger-Stone
We are pleased at core.form-ula to profile Dr.Haresh Lalvani of Pratt Institute. Dr.Lalvani has spent the last 30+ years building an incredibly rich body of work that has pushed design to new limits. Dr.Lalvani has been working on many ideas through out his career, we are only able to feature a small percentage of this work within this profile. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will introduce some more experimental work coming out his Morph Studio and Milgo-Bufkin on core.form-ula.
Gramazio & Kohler use the term digital materiality to describe an emerging transformation in the expression of architecture. Materiality is increasingly being enriched with digital characteristics, substantially affecting architecture’s physis. Digital materiality evolves through the interplay between digital and material processes in design and construction. The synthesis of two seemingly distinct worlds – the digital and the material – generates new, self-evident realities. Data and material, programming and construction are interwoven.
This synthesis is enabled by the techniques of digital fabrication, which allows the architect to control the manufacturing process through design data. read more