Sunday, 21 December 2014

Build-your-own bicycle or print your own car





Application of crowd funding has resulted in the commercial production of the Bamboo Bee build-your-own bicycle kit. At the same time, flexible specialization in the use of 3D printing has created the Strati, an amazing new electric car. Both of these point towards the future of manufacturing and process innovation as well as changes in future forms of environmental transportation.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Return of the Architecture of Mister X

Interesting to note that Dean Motter, the creator of Mister X, has had an architectural training. In his afterword to the new collection, he describes how his 'Theoretical Architecture' (really?) professor described his work as 'science fiction' and how his imagination was being constrained by the reality of physical structure ... a clear indication that just because you can imagine it and can draw it doesn't mean that you can build it. But just imagine if you could build it ... ?

 Reference: Motter, Dean (2013) Dean Motter's Mister X: Eviction & other Stories (Dark Horse, Milwaukie).