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January 18, 2008 4:47 PM   Subscribe

MATSYS Based on the idea that architecture can be understood as a material body with its own intrinsic and extrinsic forces relating to form, growth, and behavior, the studio investigates methodologies of performative integration through geometric and material differentiation.

B_Complex, N_Table, Endless Ocean, Endless Sky (more), P_Wall. more.
posted by klangklangston (6 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Nifty stuff. I like this diagram a whole bunch.
posted by DenOfSizer at 5:03 PM on January 18, 2008

Nice. For some reason I really like these images.
posted by languagehat at 5:16 PM on January 18, 2008

The dance that goes along with those images is pretty nice too, but yeah, I kinda prefer the stills. I think this stuff is pretty impressive too, but I hoped that people would crawl through on their own.
posted by klangklangston at 5:24 PM on January 18, 2008

I was trying to figure out why this sounded so familiar, and I realized it's because we share a ton of the same interests - I keep coming across their site through various means.

They turned me on to Tragsysteme/Structure Systems by Heino Engel, and it changed my life :)

(and they also like tessellations, so they're definitely good people. But I'm myopic like that.)
posted by EricGjerde at 5:39 PM on January 18, 2008

The P_Wall is great, and surprisingly simple to make: just plaster, dowels, and fabric. No CNC machines or equivalent are required.
posted by Pyry at 6:53 PM on January 18, 2008

posted by doctor_negative at 7:58 PM on January 18, 2008

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