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BLOOMLAB commitment is to enhance materials and fabrication research forms for an evolving activearchive of tectonic choices at the centre of the practice. Open-ended and multi-directional this work folds into on-going building projects challenging and replacing the traditional building catalogue. Here material and ideation are in mutual and intertwined support of one and other.
SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO | ITALY | 2013
VAULTED TABLE SALONE DEL MOBILE | MILAN | 2013
The Vaulted Table is an exploration towards creating new structural and form languages using timber combined with computational design and digital fabrication techniques. The project began with the production of the main volume creating a shape which is dynamically relaxed so to reduce structural stresses and making it appropriate for being made out of timber. Although the form looks like a hand-modeled sculpture the table structure is based on dynamic relaxation method (form-finding) where the aim is to find a geometry where all forces are in equilibrium. In order to enhance the material properties and the space configuration has been applied a series of apertures deriving from a leaf pattern and parametrically controlled re-configuring the weight and volume dynamically. The Vaulted Table was produced on a 5-axis SCM router with dedicated custom software optimizing the tool-path generation to remove the most material with the least effort. The total machining time to was calculated around 300 hours utilizing 2 cubic meters of timber for a production of a total finished surface of 8 square meters.
FABBRICATION SLICING TECHNIQUE TO CONTROL THE NUMBER OF SUPPORTS
DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
SEAMLESS DISTRUBUITION OF PERFORATIONS
5 AXIS MILLING MANUFACTURING PROCESS
TECNODOMUS RIMINI | ITALY | 2012
WOODEN EGGS TECNODOMUS EXHIBITION | RIMINI | 2012
SCM Group with the introduction of a new range of cnc routers enabling the use of 6 axis of rotation for the production of any possible shape we have developed a series of patterns to demonstrate the potential and power of the new range of machines and at the same time to reveal the complexity and beauty of the wood fibers emerging from reclaimed cedar timber. The three patterns introduced are derived from a series of mathematical functions controlled through a series of variables displacing pockets, contours and relief patterns. Each pattern will bring at the wood new life revealing the grain and complexity pushing at the limit the use of 6th axis machines.
3D VORONOI CELLS
FORCE FIELD PATTERN
3D VORONOI CELLS
FORCE FIELD PATTERN
PARAMETRIC TOOL PATH SETUP
UNEXPECTED WOOD GRAIN EMERGING FROM THE TIMBER
SHOPPING WINDOWS GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI DESIGN
SHOPPING WINDOW SHOPPING WINDOWS GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI
The shopping window project is a commission from Giuseppe Zanotti the chief designer of Giuseppe Zanotti Design, one the coolest shoes designer on the market. We have designed a range of elements to enhance the new collection from season SS1213 on wards, been inspired from the fluidity and elegance taken from observation of little details or even inspired from just the mood of the new collections. We developed the design of the shopping windows at world wide level including shops in Milan, Rome, Miami, London, New York, Miami and Dubai. For each collection we decided to experiment a combination of digital design techniques associated with innovative manufacturing processes such as injection mould, metal spray finishing, 5 axis milling, plasma laser cutting. The result is a series of various stands with different scale and multiple configurations enabling a better result for the exhibitions of the final product.
SHOPPING WINDOW STAND COLLECTION SS1314
1a - INJECTION MOULD PROCESS RESULT 1b | 1c PAINT FINISHING
1a - PAINT FINISHING PROCESS -
2a | 2b - CNC MILLING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE INJECTION MOULD STAM -
3a | 3b - SHOPPING WINDOW CONFIGURATIONS -
4a - METAL FOLDED STAND WITH PERFORATIONS 5a SHOPPING WINDOW 6a SHAPE EVOLUTION -
7a - PRELIMINARY MOCK-UP 8a SHOPPING WINDOW 9a SHOPPING WINDOW -
LIGNA INSTALLATION HANNOVER | GERMANY | 2013
FREQUENCY WALL LIGNA INSTALLATION | HANNOVER | 2013
The frequency wall is a private commission for world wide wood machining fair in Hannover. Using reclaimed white poplar timber and converted in OSB panel we design a reception desk and the main entrance for the SCM Group. The challenge of this project was to optimize the machining time and to minimize the assembly time and delivery and to ensure an assemblage without glue in only two working days. The name of the structure is inspired by the frequency of the sound waves generated by the noise of cutters as they work the wood, perfectly reproduced by the fascinating assembly of over 850 different shapes. A work made possible by an Scm Tech boring/milling machine.
DESIGN & NESTING
MAHCINING & LABELING
MANUFACTURING MATERIAL EFFECT
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2021 A 2022 A 2024 A
2058 2058 B
2038 A 2038 B
NESTING AND LABELING
Founded in 2011 | London UK
BLOOMLAB strives to create outstanding projects, to enjoy what we do and to work profitably and sustainably. We aim to combine a radical design philosophy with digital design processes to produce beautifully crafted design that is a coherent expression of the social, cultural, economic and environmental conditions that are specific to each project. BLOOMLAB constantly explores new generative design processes in architecture merging computational design techniques with digital manufacturing processes.
FEDERICO ROSSI | AAdipl Federico Rossi is the Founder and Design Director at BLOOMLAB. He studied at the University of Florence and graduated from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Prior to forming BLOOMLAB, he gained significant professional experience working with Nigel Coates, SOM and Zaha Hadid Architects. Federico currently is an associate professor at the London Southbank University.
FABIO FABBRI | Dip Arch. Fabio Fabbri is the Co-Founder at BLOOMLAB. He holds a Diploma in Architecture from the University of Florence and he is a fully registered architect in Italy. Prior to forming BLOOMLAB, he gained significant professional experience working in various architectural practices.
PIER MATTEO PERAZZINI | Dip. Eng. Arch. Pier Matteo Perazzini is the Co-Founder and Technical Director at BLOOMLAB. He holds a Degree in Engineering from the University of Bologna and he is a fully registered engineer in Italy. Prior to forming BLOOMLAB, he gained significant experience working for professor Emilio Ambasz & Associates for almost 5 years.
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