Aguahoja I won design project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019 for the “new attributes” of its living material

Aguahoja I by Mediated Matter Group, which was named design project of the year at Dezeen Awards 2019, could be used in architecture says judge Nelly Ben Hayoun in this movie produced by Dezeen. The research group, which is headed by Neri Oxman, digitally designed and robotically fabricated the structure using pectin, cellulose and chitosan. […]

Mediated Matter Group designs robotically fabricated structure using organic matter

Neri Oxman‘s Mediated Matter Group has digitally designed and robotically fabricated a structure using the molecular components found in tree branches, insect exoskeletons and human bones. Aguahoja I examines how even the materials that we consider waste can inform design. Standing five meters tall, the structure’s skin is composed of cellulose, chitosan, and pectin – […]

Neri Oxman builds with melanin for Totems project

Neri Oxman‘s Mediated Matter Group at MIT has designed an installation using melanin — and says the skin pigment will inevitably be used in architecture. A new commission for the XXII Triennale di Milano, the Totems sculpture features flesh-coloured plumes, formed by injecting liquid melanin into intricate channels within a 3D-printed transparent brick. It is based […]

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