Floraform is inspired by the biomechanics of growing leaves and blooming flowers. Each piece emerges from a computational simulation of differential growth, a surface that grows at different rates in different location. The flowering structures expand fastest along their edges, evolving from simple surfaces to flexuous forms that fill space with curves, folds, and ruffles.
Kinematics is a system for designing and simulating flexible structures for 3D printing. Kinematics generates customized designs composed of 10s to thousands of hinged, interlocking modules. The designs are computationally folded using rigid-body physics into a smaller form for fabrication by 3D printing.
Generative design software
We create design software and web-applications based on scientific theories of pattern formation.
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- September 06, 2023The Spectre Puzzle is a wooden puzzle and mathematical toy consisting of identically shaped pieces w…
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- exhibit2023-07-01 to 2023-10-29at National Museum of Scotlandkinematics dress on display
- exhibit2023-09-02 to 2024-07-07at Museum of Modern Art
- installation2023-09-21 to 2026-09-21at Albany International Airportsculpture on display in terminal
- exhibit2024-05-05 to 2024-08-11at Denver Art MuseumFloraform Chandelier on display