SoftKill ProtoHouse at the 3D Printshow, London 2012
19th-21st October 2012, The Brewery, London, EC1Y 4SD
2012 has seen 3D printing emerge into the wider public consciousness, growing from a niche technology to a gamechanger, a technology that is set to redefine how we produce, consume and live our lives in the future.
The 3D Printshow represents a future-facing approach to creating live events. Combining the public’s desire for future tech, gadgets and science with interactivity and education, underpinned with a love for aesthetics, art and design, it promises to be a fully immersive experience for anyone curious about the future of manufacturing, creativity and personalised products.
Presenting interactive experiences, seminars and workshops with some of the brightest minds in the 3D printing world; the show will look at all parts of the process, from conception to design, software to hardware, materials to finished products.
The show aims to captivate and entertain, but also to deepen the public understanding of what 3D printing has made achievable in the world of bespoke production.
Featuring exhibition pieces across a variety of disciplines; from established icons to this year’s up and coming names. The show will feature 3D printing in the realms of fashion, architecture, art, music, medicine, design, software, travel, furniture and home life.
Embedding agency within a system of matter redistribution along principal lines of stress results in highly optimised and refined fibrous geometry. Work on embedding division strategies within a process of topological formation.
While traditional building processes result in substantial material wastage, from manufacturing to construction, we aim to do more with less.Our project enables weak sustainable materials to become stiff structures that define qualitative spaces with an ornate characters.
We are developing a generative method of topological formation, which negotiates structural, programmatic, environmental and ornamental concerns while minimizing the deployment of material. It is a systemic approach that allows us to design at a range of architectural and material scales, thus challenging the high modernist notion that space and structure should manifest as singular generic environments in which any activity can take place.
Our methodology directly operates at micro scales of matter where material organization is defined. From this, we can generate a highly detailed, structurally performative and materially efficient tectonic, dissolving the notion of parts and whole. As opposed to distinct contrasts, this tectonic contains varying gradients of hard to soft architectural elements. Enabling control of resolution and customization in fabrication produces an output that economizes on material usage without compromising design intent.