Shiny Honeycomb [Final]

final model                                                                                                photo Rodrigo Rubio

Team: Laura Malingraux, Paula García, Victor Arranz, Oscar Miguelez.

The Shiny Honeycomb is designed to be a lighting installation that incorporates aluminum trays to reflect the light. Its geometry is based on an exagonal grid which by extrusion creates the honeycomb structure. The size of the installation is not determined by the design, as it can grow to x,y,z direction according to the needs and the material’s availability.This laser cut model is made out of acrylic sheets 3mm thickness.

Panel “Shiny Honeycomb”

Flyer “Shiny Honeycomb”

Mutant brush now on Thingiverse

The Mutant brass project now is on Thingiverse! You can download it and fabricate it on your own! Send us your ideas or upload what you did with it! You can even modify it! If you do so, upload your modification, so we can all learn from each other!

To download the fabrication files we made, through Thingiverse click here!

Mutant brush [Final]

setting up the installation at Santa Ana                                      photo: Rodrigo Rubio

Team: Fran Fernández Gallardo, Sergio Fernando García de la Riva, Francisco Martín, Javier Santamaría

The development of Mutant Brush into the fabrication phase has involved the production of multiple prototypes, ending in two functional nodes.

The team decided, after all to use the simple triangular node to be the one used for the installation at plaza Santa Ana, and to exhibit the other one as part of the process.

The idea of this project is to use small format machines [like the 900 x 600 laser cutter we used] to create bigger structures using standard pieces. In this case we laser cut the nodes in  MDF 3mm  and used broomsticks [so Halloween!].

setting up the installation at Santa Ana                                      photo: Rodrigo Rubio

alternative node design                                                                       photo: Rodrigo Rubio

Panel “Mutant Brush”

Flyer”Mutant Brush”

Lost in Translation [Final]

Team: Diego Ceresuela, Manuel González Nogueira, Lourdes Hernández Moreno, David Hernando

Lost in translation 2.0 is the result of the convergence of two former projects, Lost in translation 1.0 and xxx. Its consists in a portable personal canopy to be put over one of the granite benches in the plaza de Santa Ana. The canopy could potentially incorporate various functionalities / devices, like lighting, vaporized water nozzles, sound and/or video…

The canopy in the actual instance that we are trying to fabricate incorporates a folded flexible cardboard skin that uses hair pins in its construction.

Assembling the model on site

Part of the extensible skin

Putting together the skin with the laser cut structure

Panel “Lost in Translation”

Flyer “Lost in Translation”

Botte Mote [Final]

expanding flower structure                                                                photo: Rodrigo Rubio

Team: Isabel González, Lucas López, Javier Yela

Botte-mote departed from the implementation of small plastic bottle as a joint [rótula] that was first built with cardboard. Then the team went on exploring the potential of the mechanism, prototyping it in 3mm plywood.

Several applications of the mechanism were developed, combining multiple joints in scissor like devices. One of the possible applications to be presented in the Plaza de Santa Ana will be small tables to accompany the existing benches, that we may use to put our fliers.

The table -Backpack structure                                                         photo: Rodrigo Rubio

The Table Backpack structure ready to be used                     photo: Rodrigo Rubio

Another version of the Table exploring the dynamics of the mechanism and the material at hand [mdf 3mm]                                                            photo: Rodrigo Rubio

Panel Botte Mote

Flyer Botte Mote

Anforme [Final]

Team: Verónica Carreño, Gabriela Massa, Silvia Sáez Iglesias

Nuestra propuesta nace de la necesidad de sombra en verano, de intimidad, de luz, protección, de la necesidad de interacción entre las personas y del reciclaje en lugares públicos.
Proponemos un tejido formado por la repetición de una pieza, creando tramas y colonizando el lugar de manera an-forme.

El diseño de la pieza surge de las reglas del “nesting” y del concepto de tesela o mosaico. Esta pieza ha sido pensada para ser solapada con otras y para sostener una luz o una botella reciclada.

En el caso concreto de la plaza de Santa Ana, las farolas sostendrán el tejido an-forme. Los transeúntes podrán poner su botella reciclada completando el diseño y la forma final de esta etapa.
En otros espacios públicos, otras formas podrán ser creadas.

photo from the final presentation

panel: Anforme







flyer: Anforme

Anforme now on Thingiverse

We uploaded Anforme of Thingiverse so we can share it with everyone!
You can download the fabrication file here!
Tell us what you think!

Shiny Honeycomb now on Thingiverse

We have uploaded the fabrication files or the S.Honeycomb on Thingiverse! Now anyone can download and fabricate it!
To download the files through Thingiverse click here.

Shiny Honeycomb

Final illuminate model; photography: Areti Nikolopoulou

Team: Laura Malingraux, Paula García, Victor Arranz, Oscar Miguelez.

This project is very complete, because it expires with practically all the requirements:

  1. A concrete urban place and use (YES)
  2. A recycled material sense of use (YES)
  3. A solid and geometric structure wich does not break up (YES)
  4. A three-dimensional expansion (NO)

Because of it, this project needs to evolution into a 3D expanding shape to be perfectly satisfactory.

First, there is an attempt to stick the silver trays with different nods to make the structure. But this way isn’t possible because the trays cannot be structural.

So that for, it’s needed to come back to the first structure, where the main piece remains since it is and develop the joint pieces, allowing up growing.

The final evolution of the project, is to change the geometrical and crude pieces shapes into more fluid and aesthetic. Also, the final material will be changed from wood into smoked plexiglass, to get a better fusion between the silver trays and the structure to get a magic and wonderfull game of lights.

The final object has achied a really beautifull design perfectly melted with a functional structure.

Equipo: Laura Malingraux, Paula García, Victor Arranz, Oscar Miguelez.

Este proyecto es muy completo ya que cumple con prácticamente todos los requisitos:

  1. Un uso y emplazamiento urbano concreto (SÍ)
  2. Un uso razonado del material reciclado elegido (SÍ)
  3. Una sólida y geométrica estructura que se aguante por sí misma y no parta (SÍ)
  4. Una expansión tridimensonal (NO)

Debido a esto, este proyecto necesita una evolución hacia una forma de expansión tridimensional en el espacio, para ser perfectamente satisfactorio.

Primero, existe un intento de unión de las bandejas de aluminio con diferentes nodos para hacer la estructura. Pero este camino no es posible, ya que las bandejas no pueden ser estructurales.

Por esta razón, se vuelve a la primera estructura donde la pieza principal se queda tal como está y se desarrollan las piezas de junta, para que puedan permitir el crecimiento hacia arriba.

La evolución final del proyecto, es la de cambiar las geométricas y toscas formas de las piezas en unas más fluidas y estéticas. También, el material final se cambia, la estructura de madera pasará a ser de metacrilato ahumado para obtener una mejor fusión entre las bandejas de aluminio y la estructura consiguiendo un mágico y maravilloso juego de luces.

El objeto final ha alcanzado un diseño verdaderamente bonito, perfectamente mezclado con una estructura funcional.

Project Sketch

Final model detail; photography: Victor Arranz

Final Model; photography: Areti Nikolopoulou

Mutant brush on

We started uploading the projects on the platform by the makerbot people to share fabrication files in a creative commons environment.

This is the link for our first project in the platform. We will be completing the entry with additional information: further pictures, assembly manual, etc.

Link to mutant brush / the commons factory on thingiverse >>