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HighLine for Boffi by Zaha Hadid Design
Founded by Piero Boffi in 1934 as a small kitchen furniture workshop, over the past eight decades Boffi has become synonymous with the best of Italian innovation and craftsmanship; collaborating with renowned international designers to create outstanding collections for the home. The quality and invention within Boffi’s work has also been acknowledged in exhibitions around the world including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Boffi_Code offers customisation to the highest standards, tailoring specific solutions with individually selected materials, finishes and cabinetry. The HighLine kitchen for Boffi_Code marries exceptional detailing and design with superb functionality and materials, crafted with Boffi’s unrivalled expertise and tradition.
HighLine’s evolutionary lineage is discernible through a re-visitation of Hadid’s repertoire of projects including the formal composition of Rome’s MAXXI Museum of Art and Baku’s acclaimed cultural center, as well as the innovations explored within the practice’s experimental works that investigate materiality and structure.
Available in two sizes and a variety of materials including hand-finished natural stone, selected wood and high-performing Corian®, the HighLine kitchen can be wholly customized to the client’s precise specification and requirements.
Highline for Boffi_Code
Boffi Flagship Store
Via Solferino 11, Milan
Until 9 April, 10am-9pm
@Boffi.Spa @boffisolferino @ZahaHadidDesign #MDW2017#salonedelmobile#ZahaHadid#kitchen . Film by #WhiteBox / finalcut by @tommaso.sartori
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Thallus for White in the City
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, Milan
Named after the Greek word for flora that has no differentiation between stem and leaf, Thallus is an experimental structure investigating form and pattern generated by advanced manufacturing and computational methods.
Created by automated additive manufacture as well as hot-wire cutting technology, the structure presents the on-going investigations into robotic assisted design undertaken by Zaha Hadid Architects’ Computational Design (ZHA CoDe) research group; demonstrating what can now be achieved in terms of mechanisation and customisation in the architecture, construction and engineering industries.
Six-axis robotic 3D printing technology created the 7km extruded structural strip as a continuous line that repeatedly loops to connect with itself on a ruled surface. Ruled surfaces are a class of surfaces generated by the movement of a straight line in space around an axis, and have been applied in the fabrication process of the piece. Its shape is tailored to a trimmed cylinder that enables a hot-wire cutting process to create the mould of the base on which the continuous structural strip has been robotically 3D printed.
Thallus continues ZHA CoDe's research into generating geometries through computation. The design explores differential growth methods through expansion and diffusion arising from a single continuous seed curve guided iteratively via simulation parameters while constrained to a reference surface. Density gradation and direction of growth have been defined by parameters such as proximity to boundaries, angled direction of rulings, as well as structural requirements.
White in the City
Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera
Via Brera 28
4-9 April, 10am-8pm
Photo @lukehayes_uk @ZahaHadidDesign @ai_build #zhacode @white_in_the_city @pinacotecabrera #milan#MDW2017#Salonedelmobile#3dprinting#archmix