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Behold the Amazing 'Digital Grotesque' Room Created with a 3-D Printer and Sand: VIDEO

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Antonio Gaudi would have had a field day with what these architects are doing with 3-D printing:

In the Digital Grotesque project, we use these algorithms to create a form that appears at once synthetic and organic. The design process thus strikes a delicate balance between the expected and the unexpected, between control and relinquishment. The algorithms are deterministic as they do not incorporate randomness, but the results are not necessarily entirely forseeable. Instead, they have the power to surprise.

The resulting architecture does not lend itself to a visual reductionism. Rather, the processes can devise truly surprising topographies and topologies that go far beyond what one could have traditionally conceived.

Digital Grotesque is between chaos and order, both natural and the artificial, neither foreign nor familiar. Any references to nature or existing styles are not integrated into the design process, but are evoked only as associations in the eye of the beholder.

Watch a video of the work, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Planning your wedding Andy?

    Posted by: GEe | Sep 16, 2013 7:37:08 PM


  2. Better with the video. Creepy cool. Great for cinema.

    Posted by: GEe | Sep 16, 2013 7:40:11 PM


  3. Better with the video. Creepy cool. Great for cinema.

    Posted by: GEe | Sep 16, 2013 7:40:11 PM


  4. If H.R. Giger and Gaudi had worked together, this would be their brain child

    Posted by: RONTEX | Sep 16, 2013 7:48:30 PM


  5. Mind-blowing and beautiful. We're seeing the future.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Sep 16, 2013 9:30:23 PM


  6. What the...how did they...when did...who?

    Posted by: Jim | Sep 16, 2013 11:26:51 PM


  7. If you had said this would be possible [3-d printer] and common when I was a child, 99% of people would have scoffed, and said it was science fiction stuff.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 16, 2013 11:38:53 PM


  8. If you had said this would be possible [3-d printer] and common when I was a child, 99% of people would have scoffed, and said it was science fiction stuff.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 16, 2013 11:38:53 PM


  9. We should be praising the scientist , software developers and engineers. 3D printing is a chisel, it's value is only determined by the person who uses it. I hope people accept the 3D printer as a extension of imagination.

    Posted by: Tonez | Sep 16, 2013 11:54:01 PM


  10. What an incredible masterpiece! I would love to see what 3-D printing can do for the medical fields.

    Posted by: paul | Sep 17, 2013 12:37:21 AM


  11. This looks like where Aliens hatch. It's wonderous and interesting with great potential but hardly beautiful. Like everything else it will be used both well and ill. I'm keen to use it in my own work.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Sep 17, 2013 1:02:29 AM


  12. It did look like it came from the movie Aliens

    I've been in love with Gaudí for many decades, even got to live in one of his buildings when my Dad was stationed in Barcelona when he was in the Navy..we spent 4 years there.. At an early age I was seeing the works of Gaudí from street lamps right on up to public gardens..if you ever visit this great city, go off the " beaten path" see some incredible buildings Gaudí did a 45 minute drive out of Barcelona.. He made pure magic without using computers..the detailing in just the magnificent furniture boggles one's mind

    Posted by: tonyc | Sep 17, 2013 2:08:38 AM


  13. Beautiful. First thought, otherwise, who's going to be responsible for dusting it?

    Posted by: aleugene | Sep 17, 2013 9:03:18 AM


  14. I.Want.This.Room!

    Posted by: Bart | Sep 17, 2013 1:01:00 PM


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