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Coral Series Light Sculptures


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Coral Series Light Sculptures


Sequence 

Sequence Series 023

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Sequnece 023 Series Light Sculptures

Sequence 023 Series Light Sculptures are designed, fabricated, and built in Telluride, Colorado, by Kirk Drogsvold.   Inspired by the fractal patterns found in the deep sea, this series seeks to mimic corals and bones.  

 

 
 
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Luminant Objects


Luminant Objects


Luminant objects

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A catalog of Beautiful, eco-efficient, materially independent light sculptures for the decentralized manufacturing economy

Highly influenced by the Wiki House movement, Luminant Objects aspire to be a catalog of digital designs that can be produced by anybody with a CNC machine and access to material in sheet forms.  To inquire about Luminant Objects, please email me directly at kirk.drogsvold@gmail.com.

 

Photos by Alec Jacobson

 
 
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Wiki House


Wiki House

Wiki House


Wiki House

How can a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood be turned into a highly articulated disaster relief shelter using a CNC, No nails, no glue, and maximal material efficiency?

WE EXPLORED CREATING A shelter THAT Could be flat-packed and air-dropped on relief zones where it could be easily assembled. the parachute would be used as the skin of the shelter, leaving an openable hole at the top center where a central fire's smoke could be let out.  The design is specifically for the syrian desert.  This is a submission for an open source design that would suit the arid desert regions of the world.

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Generative Lamp


 

Generative Lamp Design

Generative Lamp


 

Generative Lamp Design

Fractals are found ubiquitously in nature. Evolution has selected these forms because they reflect an optimization of some value.  In this case, the goal is to maximize volume and minimize waste.  In pursuing such a task, one will inevitably begin drawing fractals.

It seems to me that it might be possible to use inputs (material cost, material strength, and  fabricational parameters) to generate an ever-changing design, to maximize some aspect like beauty that would be measured by likes or sales online, and to minimize cost.  I imagine that such a process would generate some novel designs and products that might be unlikely for a human designer/artist to stumble upon.

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Early Explorations


Early Explorations

Early Explorations


Early Explorations

Freshman year of design school was wonderful in its unrestrained explorations of materials.   Many ideas that emerged later could be identified in their infancy in some of theses explorations.