Geosphere

Geosphere

Geosphere

Geosphere is designed to create an immersive display that transcends traditional boundaries using computational design and robotic fabrication. It invites individuals to explore and appreciate nature’s resources in conjunction with human intelligence, to be inspired and to appreciate its potential.

Geosphere uses the latest in digital technology to fabricate and populate new hexagonal and polygonal patterns previously too difficult to realize without the proper technology. On the exterior, visitors can see how the form-factors generated are dependent on the connections between each of the reciprocal frame members. A reciprocal frame is a grid of linear members simultaneously supported by their neighbouring members, structurally interdependent resulting in a structural hierarchy of equal importance. Red fluorescent UV reactive paint is applied to all reciprocal frame members, creating a striking visual that illustrates the interconnected members of the structure.

Geosphere aims to be fun and educational, demonstrating how technology can connect people to a more sustainable future by doing more with less.


Artists

  • John Nguyen
    John Nguyen

    John Nguyen, Nicholas Hoban, and Rahul Sehijpaul are award winning designers, researchers, and educators specializing in computational design, robotics, and digital fabrication at the University of Toronto. Collectively they oversee the Acoustics Research Group, Robotics Lab, & Digital Fabrication Facilities at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. The group conducts research in the domain of Mass Timber, Clay 3D Printing, Complex Geometry, Acoustics, Metamaterials, and Robotic Fabrication. Assembly and Fabrication: Cameron Manore, Liam Cassano, Selina Almadanat, Zhenxiao Yang, Paul Kozak, Kosame Li-Han, Sadi Wali, Mucteba Core, Nicole Quesnelle, Olivia Carson, Shannon Dacanay, Ala Mohammadi, Sophia de Uria. This project was generously supported by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

  • Nicholas Hoban
    Nicholas Hoban

    John Nguyen, Nicholas Hoban, and Rahul Sehijpaul are award winning designers, researchers, and educators specializing in computational design, robotics, and digital fabrication at the University of Toronto. Collectively they oversee the Acoustics Research Group, Robotics Lab, & Digital Fabrication Facilities at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. The group conducts research in the domain of Mass Timber, Clay 3D Printing, Complex Geometry, Acoustics, Metamaterials, and Robotic Fabrication. Assembly and Fabrication: Cameron Manore, Liam Cassano, Selina Almadanat, Zhenxiao Yang, Paul Kozak, Kosame Li-Han, Sadi Wali, Mucteba Core, Nicole Quesnelle, Olivia Carson, Shannon Dacanay, Ala Mohammadi, Sophia de Uria. This project was generously supported by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

  • Rahul Sehijpaul
    Rahul Sehijpaul

    John Nguyen, Nicholas Hoban, and Rahul Sehijpaul are award winning designers, researchers, and educators specializing in computational design, robotics, and digital fabrication at the University of Toronto. Collectively they oversee the Acoustics Research Group, Robotics Lab, & Digital Fabrication Facilities at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design. The group conducts research in the domain of Mass Timber, Clay 3D Printing, Complex Geometry, Acoustics, Metamaterials, and Robotic Fabrication. Assembly and Fabrication: Cameron Manore, Liam Cassano, Selina Almadanat, Zhenxiao Yang, Paul Kozak, Kosame Li-Han, Sadi Wali, Mucteba Core, Nicole Quesnelle, Olivia Carson, Shannon Dacanay, Ala Mohammadi, Sophia de Uria. This project was generously supported by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.

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