Toyo Ito | National Taichung Theater Taichung City Taiwan
Created by Manuel Jiménez Garcia and Gilles Retsin, 'Voxel Chair' is a first prototype designed using a new design software specifically developed for robotic 3D-Printing which rather than using pre-defined forms and then “slicing” these it into toolpaths or triangular patterns, allows to design and control thousands of line-fragments.
Diatom frustules. The remains of diatom skeletons (frustules). Diatoms are a group of photosynthetic, single-celled algae of about 10,000 species. They form an important part of plankton at the base of the marine and freshwater food chains. Their characteristic feature is the intricately patterned glass-like silica cell-wall, or frustule, which often has rows of tiny holes, known as striae. SEM ( Coloured scanning electron micrograph ) .