ITECH explores Adaptive Architecture.
ITECH Research Demonstrator is a program launched by Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD), Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design, Institute for Textile and Fibre Technologies (ITFT) and the University of Stuttgart in order to explore the boundaries of adaptive architecture. They together have designed a pavilion inspired by the folding wings of a Ladybug, comprising of two expandable structures, which also analyses the possibility of a large scale structure. The research program successfully inspects the inherent aspects of computational design and fabrication
Low cost furniture designed for social housing all across Mexico.
Low-cost furniture is being designed by Studio Esrawe in Mexico which is planned to be used for social housing projects all over Mexico. Initially, the designs will be used in 32 houses in the city of Apan, gradually drafting them nationwide. The designs are simple, versatile made from wood and metal. Also, they are quite cheap and easy to assemble so that they can be manufactured anywhere in a standard workshop. The main aim is to improve the living conditions of the low- income workers of the country.
Ukrainian brand ‘Faina’ designs clay furniture
Faina the Ukrainian furniture brand designs furniture from local materials that is clay, wood willow, and flax. The cabinet with clay doors and seats made from flax represent traditional Ukraine’s design. The aim of the design is to bring back the traditional methods and then transforming them into contemporary design objects without disrespecting them. “The collections are totally based on domestic traditions, materials and craft techniques,” designer Yakusha, explained.
Seesaws to bridge the gap between US and Mexico.
While the US and Mexico border doesn’t cease to exist, the people along the two sides have always tried to unite despite the hostile political scenario. Two professors from the University of California, Berkeley and San Jose State University decided to stir some joy among the children on both of the sides. They installed seesaws across several places on the border in order to connect the people rather than remind them of the wall which exists amidst them.