May 08, 2013

HEATHERWICK STUDIO - EXTRUSIONS


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EXTRUSIONS DESIGN BY HEATHERWICK STUDIO



EXTRUSION DESIGN BY THOMAS HEATHERWICK
When working on a project involving the manufacturing of aluminium components, the studio witnessed an industrial process called extrusion. This is a process involving squeezing heated metal through a shaped hole, known as a die, to produce straight aluminium lengths with a precisely shaped cross-section. Despite the sophistication of this technology, it was liable to produce forms of warped imperfection when the first part of the metal to squeeze through the die snagged and contorted as it struggled to work out what shape it should be. As the process continued, the form straightened out and the contorted end was chopped off and melted down. Considering these mutated sections to be the best part, the studio wondered if it was possible to produce warped lengths of extruded aluminium on a larger scale.
At the same time, it seemed that there was a need for a great many kilometres of new seating, to furnish all the new airports and stations being built around the world. Could the extrusion process be used to create this seating? Instead of furniture that contains numerous materials and components, was it possible to form a seat that is a single component in one go, by squeezing it out like toothpaste, with its legs and back already formed?
For sixteen years, the studio continued to look for a machine capable of realising the idea, until finally learning of a new extrusion machine that had been built in the Far East. Capable of exerting ten thousand tonnes of pressure, it was designed to make componentry for the aerospace industry, although the factory had never used it to its fullest extent and could not guarantee the outcome of the experiment.
With the use of this specialised dye, the studio succeeded in making a series of pieces in which a straight, clean, extruded length is contrasted with its raw, contorted end.
http://www.heatherwick.com/extrusions/
You may reach to see Heatherwick Studio's from my blog archive UK Pavilion Shangai Expo Bleigiessen and Boat River Loire – France to click below links.
http://mymagicalattic.blogspot.com/2013/01/boat-river-loire-france-design-by.html
http://mymagicalattic.blogspot.com.tr/2013/07/bleigiessen-design-by-heatherwick-studio.html










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VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR MARTIN ROTH










VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM'S DIRECTOR MARTIN ROTH






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THOMAS HEATHERWICK
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Established by Thomas Heatherwick in 1994, Heatherwick Studio is recognized for its work in architecture, urban infrastructure, sculpture, design and strategic thinking. Today, a team of 90 architects, designers and makers, work from a combined studio and workshop in Kings Cross, London.
At the heart of the studio’s work is a profound commitment to finding innovative design solutions, with a dedication to artistic thinking and the latent potential of materials and craftsmanship. This is achieved through a working methodology of collaborative rational inquiry, undertaken in a spirit of curiosity and experimentation.
In the eighteen years of its existence, Heatherwick Studio has worked in many countries, with a wide range of commissioners and in a variety of regulatory environments. Through this experience, the studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realisation of unusual projects, with a particular focus on the large scale.
The studio’s work includes a number of nationally significant projects for the UK, including the award-winning UK Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010, the Olympic Cauldron for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and the New Bus for London.
Thomas is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects; a Senior Research Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum; and has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the Royal College of Art, University of Dundee, University of Brighton, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Manchester.
He has won the Prince Philip Designers Prize, and, in 2004, was the youngest practitioner to be appointed a Royal Designer for Industry. In 2010, Thomas was awarded the RIBA’s Lubetkin Prize and the London Design Medal in recognition of his outstanding contribution to design.