on 2015-01-21 12:07
The Strata Series is a series of structures assembled with the
Ortho system developed by Jan Geboers. Ortho is a modular
structural system based on the open matrix of OpenStructures. The
connecting element that makes some construction methods possible is
a powerful tool with which you can create and customize different
types of objects. It allows you, within the fixed idiom, to create
for example furniture according to your own taste and needs ranging
from the type of furniture, material, composition and dimensions to
the finish of the product.
A project by
on 2015-01-19 05:47
'Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each
other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic
We couldn't agree more.
on 2015-01-14 06:03
Wooden railsets, different brands, all compatible!
'A wide range of wooden trainsets, wooden trains and railway track
& accessories are compatible with each other and with the
best-known brands, such as Brio.'
'The most famous and one of the oldest manufactures of wooden
trains is BRIO of Sweden. When they settled on a wooden track
design that incorporates groves in the wood at a particular depth,
width and distance apart, those dimensions became the industry
standard. This industry standard, which also includes the jigsaw
puzzle style connections, is technically called the
'The Vario-System allows track pieces to be assembled easily
in any combination as varying lengths and shapes of track can be
fit together to make simple or complex layouts. Compatible
accessories, such as bridges, tunnels, and buildings, all use the
Vario-System allowing them to be incorporated into the
'Now many new manufactures such as Maxim, Whittle, Safari, and
Maple Landmark, provide affordable and exciting trains, track, and
accessories that are Vario-system compatible making them
interchangeable with Thomas and BRIO.'
on 2014-11-19 12:15
“Three objects that work with the same engine
module. A milk frother, a mixer and a small fan. Off course these
objects are to be considered prototypes as they only operate in a
relative manner. However, the gears and engine block work
perfectly, so I can not help but to ask you to produce other items
on 2014-11-14 04:20
'What if everyday objects were produced the way open source
software is developed?'
'Realized for the BIO 50
Design in Slovenia, Hacking Households is a collaborative research
in developing an ecosystem of evolving objects that are designed,
developed, and produced democratically within open
A project by Leonardo Amico, Thibault Brevet,
Coralie Gourguechon, Jesse Howard, Jure Martinec, Nataša
Muševič and Tilen Sepič
on 2014-08-18 11:47
“ In today's world where everything goes faster and
faster, where images and products are made available to us by the
thousands, the project rethinks the way we consume and tries to
integrate the idea of a temporary nature in design practice. In
other words, it thinks about what things become next. The aim is to
avoid letting them go to waste or to prevent unnecessary
The base of the project is to explore the
possibility of a constructive system that works for the interior in
the same way as the Lego system.
The assembly and disassembly matters more than
disposable bindings and the main function of furniture created with
the system is to adapt to all situations and all needs.
The constructive principle develops three
1. Using a forever renewable fixation (or joining)
2. Allowing a greater possibility of catching
3. Defining a components range that can be
All individual parts are designed from the OS
on 2014-08-17 15:36
A series of modular scenography proposals for
exhibition at Het Nieuwe
in Rotterdam. All table structures are based on
a sandwich construction of wooden plates that hold metal tubes. All
modular elements have been designed from the OpenStructures
Exhibition pictures by Johannes Schwartz.
After the exhibition was finished, all scenography components were
reused in a workshop at
which participants disassembled all exhibition structures and used
the individual parts to build new designs they could then take away
All workshop pictures by Matthijs Immink.
Various other design proposals ...
on 2014-01-10 14:39
Active city truck was a design proposal for a multifunctional
vehicle by Brussels
in collaboration with Thomas Lommée and
Jo Van Bostraeten. All add-ons were designed from the OS grid.
Unfortunately the van never left the drawing board.
on 2014-01-10 07:44
Work site+ is a futuristic visualization of an
This design proposal has been developed within
the context of the Mobilotoop project.
'The work site+ is one´s own or a shared
workshop equipped with virtual assistance.
Like to work on your bicycle yourself, but
don´t always have the necessary experience? Work site+
shows wear and tear information, building instructions
and handy tips for repair or assembly. The information is projected
- according to principles of augmented reality - over your modular
bicycle. If this still doesn´t do the trick, you can call on
the assistance of experts for a remote demonstration.'
Peter Baeyens, Peter Defreyne, Bram Boot,
Freya Van de Gaer