Self-Folding Strand – MIT


We are back from the slopes and since we are back in Boston we thought we might showcase The Self-Assembly Lab coming out of MIT.  The lab is a research collaborative between designers, engineers, and architects focusing on self-constructing and manufacturing systems.  The platforms in which this research effects are countless, and the design possibilities are interesting to see as each new concept is played with, taken apart, and greater explored.  The Self- Assembly Lab will certainly be an interesting architectural parti to watch develop.  Check it out after the jump!

COLLABORATIONSkylar Tibbits & The Self-Assembly Lab

Self-Assembly Lab, MIT from Skylar Tibbits on Vimeo.

“Self-Assembly is a process by which disordered parts build an ordered structure through local interaction. We have demonstrated that this phenomenon is scale-independent and can be utilized for self-constructing and manufacturing systems at nearly every scale. We have also identified the key ingredients for self-assembly as a simple set of responsive building blocks, energy and interactions that can be designed within nearly every material and machining process available. Self-assembly promises to enable breakthroughs across every applications of biology, material science, software, robotics, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure, construction, the arts, and even space exploration. The Self-Assembly Lab is working with academic, commercial, nonprofit, and government partners, collaborators, and sponsors to make our self-assembling future a reality.”

4D Printing: MIT Self-Folding Strand from Skylar Tibbits on Vimeo.

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