on 2015-02-11 10:29
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OpenStructures' contribution to 'A matter
celebrating 10 years of Damn
Second poster proposition by Léonie Durr.
on 2015-01-21 14:07
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 2015-01-20 11:06
The new Timelab
entirely based on the OS grid :)!
is a hands-on
workspace for creation and innovation in the city of Ghent,
Belgium. Makers, thinkers, doers gather on open lab days,
workshops, weekends and events.
Interior design by Lieven
on 2015-01-19 07:47
'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 08:03
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 2014-11-20 19:20
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is Thomas Billas' graduation project at La Cambre
'Most of the time, we design external shape, function and
Inside the box is a proposal to solve the internal disorder of
There are six elements inside most of these appliances that can
work if assembled correctly together.
Imagine. If you can understand how it works inside an object, then
can fix it yourself, renew the product with old parts, change
shape without changing the electronic elements or even design your
objects. Inside the box was my graduation project, now I wish to
make it become a reality.'
on 2014-11-19 14:15
“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 06:20
'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 2014-10-14 10:30
'Vehicles have become increasingly specialized and unique,
yet their mechanical essence remains largely the same. Could the
future of transportation lie in a sustainable, modular mechanical
solution where the main element – an engine – is
adaptable in and to a variety of local contexts?
With this in mind, the team created an engine that can be removed
and interchanged between different vehicles. Developed with
Slovenian motorcycle company Tomos
, the engine could be hacked onto a
range of existing modes of transport and tools, used on one after
another as the user searches the landscape.
It's a manifest that states that humans will always find ways
to deal with industrial goods and waste, that planned obsolescence
or design made to be not hackable or hard to understand is a danger
for the system of object and the creativity of makers.'
A project by
Ricardo Carneiro, Gaspard Tiné-Berès, Tristan Kopp
and Antoine Monnet.
on 2014-08-18 15:47
“ 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