Volumetric Robotics: MIT Architectural Design Workshop is on exhibit at the BSA Space through late May. This exhibition displays the work during a semester long workshop at MIT as well as three large scale artifacts and a publication of the papers produced during the workshop.
Range is now on Sale! Visit our online store here to get your copy of Range today for only $19.95.
Range compiles the work of Matter Design by project from the years 2008-2013 in reverse chronological order. Each project contains a descriptive text, but some also compile previously published articles and are noted as such. The structure of this catalog is simple—reference image on the left with a project image on the right. This simple structure has allowed the possibility of focusing in on details, or illustrating multiple references. While each spread is simplistic and often didactic, the confluence of references for each project speak to the range, breadth, and complexity of the work.
This exhibition also coincides with the launch of our online store where you will be able to purchase our products, as well as our new limited edition book titled "Range"
Click here for more information.
We are pleased to introduce our new book--Range. Click here to order your own copy.
Matter Design is excited to announce the soft launch of our first line of jewelry titled Cumulus.
We have been working on this extensive line of rings, cufflinks, and other items for about a year and are happy to release this passion of ours to the public. This soft launch contains many of the current ring and cufflink designs. While we have received incredible responses from our physical prototypes, we would love to hear what you think. For the limited time of this soft launch, we are offering all of the current designs directly from our manufacturer (they will make the products to order and ship directly to you) allowing us a better understanding of which designs are most prone to stock ourselves, as well as promote to retail locations. We thank you for your help and for this reason we have aggressively priced these items to reward early adopters. We are very proud of these designs and we hope you enjoy them as well.
To see the full array of designs and purchase your own Cumulus, please visit our online shop. If you are interested to carry Cumulus in your retail location, please email brandon[at]matterdesignstudio[dot]com
Cumulus is a family of designed objects reminiscent of cloud formations—not only for its rhetorical appearance, but for it's capacity to morph, adapt, and change. Clouds are often perceived to cary significance beyond their physical states. While some individual items in the Cumulus family appear as a known type—for instance the pearl—the same system transforms, mutates, multiplies, and evolves into a family of solutions, each producing their own identity within the large family of cloud formations.
Our publisher has informed us that that Volume: Bringing Surface into Question has received a price reduction and will now be on sale for $64.53. To purchase your own copy, please visit our online bookstore. We hope you enjoy it.
In addition, we are offering a discount until March 31st of $10 off Volume! Just use the code SHARE10 upon checkout.
Brandon Clifford has been appointed first holder of the Belluschi Lectureship in MIT's, School of Architecture and Planning, Department of Architecture, a new three-year teaching and research post named for Pietro Belluschi, Dean of the School from 1951 to 1965, in recognition of his generous guidance of young practitioners and scholars.
Here is an example of the 5-axis milling used to extract the organically modeled door hardware produced at the past Oganic Fabrications Workshop at the University of Michigan Taubman College. More examples to come soon.
Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee are to instruct the Oganic Fabrications Workshop at the University of Michigan Taubman College on Saturday and Sunday January 28-29, 2012.
This second installment in the workshop will build on work done in the first workshop, though participation in the first is not a per-requisite for attending. The Organic Fabrications workshop is dedicated to advancing complex modeling and making of organic geometries. We will understand the principles of surface curvature, as well as promote the control of these principles to resolve our geometries with constraints. The workshop will then translate these principles into fabrication methods. T-Splines for Rhino will serve as the platform for these operations.
Brandon Clifford and Wes McGee are to instruct the Oganic Fabrications Workshop at the University of Michigan Taubman College on Saturday October 29, 2011.
This workshop is dedicated to advancing complex modeling and making of organic geometries. We will understand the principles of surface curvature, as well as promote the control of these principles to resolve our geometries with constraints. The workshop will then translate these principles into fabrication methods. T-Splines for Rhino will serve as the platform for these operations.
The Malleablists (members of the Archiprix International team Malleable Manhattan, lead by Brandon Clifford) have been selected to present their manifesto at the Center for Architecture this Friday, June 8th at 4:30 pm. The Malleablists movement is dedicated to re-imagining the role of the architect in an ever changing society.
The Ply Shelves have been nominated for a 'Best of Year' award with Interior Design Magazine. The nominee with the most votes wins the award. Feel free to cast your own vote and help us out, or pass this along to your friends if you like.
We hope you like the shelves. This is a collaboration with C.W. Keller Furniture