FCL Announces Collaboration with Maramoja Projects, NL

Future Cities Lab is excited to announce a new collaborative agreement with the Dutch lighting and technology firm Maramoja Projects. This cooperation will help FCL to implement advanced projects in both Holland, Europe and also internationally. Maramoja was founded by Amsterdam-based technologist Herman ter Hennepe. He has collaborated with a number of internationally renowned artists, architects and art institutes including the Guggenheim Museum New York, Pinault Foundation and more recently with Studio Daan RoosegaardeNIO Architects and Thurlow-Small Architects on a number of urban interactive projects.

Beginning this summer, Future Cities Lab and Maramoja will collaborate on their finalist proposal for large urban installation in Assen, NL (located in northern Holland). 

"Maramoja Projects is the expert in the area of led-project integration. Whether the starting point of a new project is a simple sketch or a detailed 3D file, Maramoja Projectsconstructively participates in the whole project and thinks of every detail. In over 15 years, Maramoja Projects has realized a large number of led installations. Each project was different; however, each project had one constant factor: the level of difficulty. But let’s face it, if it were easy, anyone could do it. Delivery on time and on budget are just as important for Maramoja Projects as the state-of-the-art engineering. From artist impression to construction, Maramoja Projects stands for finding solutions and constructive improvisation. As unique projects do indeed require a unique approach."

"Lightweave" wins NOMA Competition in Washington DC

Future Cities Lab is excited to announce that our Lightweave project has been chosen for the Washington DC NOMA Underpass Design Competition. Our proposal was chosen from 248 anonymous entries in a two-stage international competition. The site for the project is two blocks north of Washington's Union Station and two blocks east of the NPR headquarters. The project is scheduled to be installed in late Spring 2015.

Read the NOMA Parks announcement here and Curbed article here

Lightweave by Future Cities Lab

Lightweave by Future Cities Lab

Johnson Essay in Paradigms in Computing book

Jason's essay, "Creative Architecture Machines" is featured in a recent book titled, "Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency" edited by David Gerber and Mariana Ibanez.

Included are essays and projects, from; Alisa Andrasek, Rachel Armstrong, Philip Beesley, Tom Bessai, Shajay Bhooshan, Brad Cantrel, Matias Del Campo, Pablo Eiroa, Marc Fornes, David Jason Gerber, Maria Paz Gutierrez, Alvin Huang, Jason Kelly Johnson, Simon Kim, Neil Leach, Greg Lynn, Elena and Anna Maria Manferdini, Alex McDowell, Phillippe Morel, Nick Puckett, Casey Reas, Alex Robinson, Jenny Sabin, Jose Sanchez, Patrik Schumacher, Kyle Steinfeld, Satoru Sugihara, Orkan Telhan, Kathy Velikov and Geoffrey Thun, Tom Verebes, Leire Asensio Villoria and David Mah, Jenny Wu, Eric Howeler and Meejin Yoon, and Zaha Hadid Architects. 

Title: Paradigms in Computing: Making, Machines, and Models for Design Agency in Architecture
Editors: Dr. David Jason Gerber, Mariana Ibañez
Cover: Hardback
Size: 7″ x 9.5″
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-1938740091
Publication date:  October 2014

http://www.evolo.us/magazine/paradigms-in-computing/

[8/22/14] Paralux Bench exhibited at 3D Printer World Expo

PARALUX BENCH by Future Cities Lab

The Paralux Bench is an experimental  prototype for a full-scale 3d printed responsive bench. Each module of the bench is printed using multiple materials ranging from soft to hard, opaque to translucent. Thousands of pressure sensors and LEDS are woven into the modules allowing it to respond in real-time to people sitting and standing within its proximity. The small 3d printed prototype exhibited at the 3D Printer World Expo was printed by Fathom on a Objet500 Connex3 3d printer. Project team: Jason Kelly Johnson, Ripon DeLeon, Katarina Richter. Special Thanks: Bob Tisch and Joe Micallef from 3D Printing World Expo.

A rendering of the Paralux Bench by Future Cities Lab

A rendering of the Paralux Bench by Future Cities Lab

Paralux 3d printed prototype by Fathom. 

Paralux 3d printed prototype by Fathom. 

The Objet500 Connex3 lets you build rigid, rubber-like and clear parts into one model and offers hundreds of composite materials, blended right in the 3D printer. 

The Objet500 Connex3 lets you build rigid, rubber-like and clear parts into one model and offers hundreds of composite materials, blended right in the 3D printer.