BIRD Current Research Projects

Overview

The building blocks of prosthetics come in many materials, shapes, and sizes. To create lightweight yet sturdy prosthetics, we explore 3D printing in plastic, carbon fiber, steel, and titanium. In addition, we investigate different methods of actuation such as miniature 3D printed gearboxes for fingers and twisted coil polymers. While some of these parts may look like something out of Star Wars, these are more than just computer-generated images. These prosthetics are real and they work for real people.  

Urban Artist Collective

Date: 8/21/17
Urban Artist Collective section view
Student Researchers: Genevieve Hampton Faculty Advisor: Brandon Bain

The clients for this residential project are an art dealer and a cellist. There are two additional units for rent that are intended for artists and musicians to temporarily live and work onsite while being mentored by the clients. The intention of this design is to create connections between the creative spaces through light, views, and boundaries by deploying permeable conditions along the procession. In opposition, each living unit restricts light, views, and boundaries to create isolation. Structure is then leveraged to define outdoor spaces and create cohesion between each of the masses.

Urban Artist Collective











BIRD Past Research Projects

Urban Artist Collective

Date: 8/21/17
Urban Artist Collective section view
Student Researchers: Genevieve Hampton Faculty Advisor: Brandon Bain

The clients for this residential project are an art dealer and a cellist. There are two additional units for rent that are intended for artists and musicians to temporarily live and work onsite while being mentored by the clients. The intention of this design is to create connections between the creative spaces through light, views, and boundaries by deploying permeable conditions along the procession. In opposition, each living unit restricts light, views, and boundaries to create isolation. Structure is then leveraged to define outdoor spaces and create cohesion between each of the masses.

Urban Artist Collective