Betatype / Research.

  1. New Cellular Fabrics.

    New Cellular Fabrics.

    New Cellular Fabrics.

  2. 
Super Elastic Foams.

    Super Elastic Foams.

  3. We’re now part of the D2W studio community.

    We’re now part of the D2W studio community.

  4. To the Micron — A new architecture through high-resolution multi-scalar design and manufacturing.
Architectural Design, January/February 2014, Wiley, London.Architectural-design-magazine.comA detailed writeup on the design concepts behind Interface/4 and other projects by Sarat & Richard.

    To the Micron — A new architecture through high-resolution multi-scalar design and manufacturing.

    Architectural Design, January/February 2014, Wiley, London.
    Architectural-design-magazine.com

    A detailed writeup on the design concepts behind Interface/4 and other projects by Sarat & Richard.

  5. Structural Optics.
Interface /4 is part of the Artist’s Gallery at the 3D Print Show, London.
7th — 9th November.3dprintshow.com

    Structural Optics.
Interface /4 is part of the Artist’s Gallery at the 3D Print Show, London.
7th — 9th November.3dprintshow.com

    Structural Optics.

    Interface /4 is part of the Artist’s Gallery at the 3D Print Show, London.

    7th — 9th November.
    3dprintshow.com

  6. Architectured Stainless Steel.

    Architectured Stainless Steel.

  7. Structural Optics.Interface /4 part of Blueprint’s Stand at Design Junction.
18th — 22nd September, 2013.thedesignjunction.co.uk

    Structural Optics.Interface /4 part of Blueprint’s Stand at Design Junction.
18th — 22nd September, 2013.thedesignjunction.co.uk

    Structural Optics.Interface /4 part of Blueprint’s Stand at Design Junction.
18th — 22nd September, 2013.thedesignjunction.co.uk

    Structural Optics.

    Interface /4 part of Blueprint’s Stand at Design Junction.

    18th — 22nd September, 2013.
    thedesignjunction.co.uk

  8. Interface /4 at Wates House

    Interface /4 is part of an ongoing series of experiments investigating the design potential afforded by additive manufacturing for Architecture.

    Interface /4 at Wates House

    This fourth generation prototype is a 1:1 interface exploring how optical variability can be achieved through localised channeling and diffracting material structures.

    Rear details of Mesostructure

    Axonometric Projection of the construct layers

    Constructed of laser sintered nylon, the prototype consists of over 100 components with 10 different structural geometries leading to the majority of the structure achieving a thickness of 1mm.

    Optimised for near site production, the entire prototype was built in a single laser sintering tank in over 4,700 120μm layers over 5 days.

    Front surface details

    Interface /4 and its precursor experiments intend to show how the opportunities for additive manufacturing in architecture extend beyond localised or near site manufacture, rather enabling unforseen levels of control within an architectural components material properties from the optical to the mechanical, thermal or even electrical.

    The challenge for additive manufacturing’s application is not solely in the underlying technology, but critically within design’s ability to manage both the conceptual complexity and massive data flow that it presents. A revolution in manufacturing is limited without a revolution in design processes to meet it.

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    Interface /4 is part of an article on approaches in multiscalar design to be featured in a future issue of Architectural Design.

    Designed by Richard Beckett, Sarat Babu & Vasilis Chlorokostas. Sponsored by Netfabb.

    Temporarily installed in Wates House, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

    July 2013.

  9. Stereolithographic Fabrics.
Experiments in freeform fabricated soft materials.
Part of Layer by Layer at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, London.
10th April 2013 — 18th May 2013.www.fashionspacegallery.com

    Stereolithographic Fabrics.
Experiments in freeform fabricated soft materials.
Part of Layer by Layer at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, London.
10th April 2013 — 18th May 2013.www.fashionspacegallery.com

    Stereolithographic Fabrics.
Experiments in freeform fabricated soft materials.
Part of Layer by Layer at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, London.
10th April 2013 — 18th May 2013.www.fashionspacegallery.com

    Stereolithographic Fabrics.
Experiments in freeform fabricated soft materials.
Part of Layer by Layer at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, London.
10th April 2013 — 18th May 2013.www.fashionspacegallery.com

    Stereolithographic Fabrics.
Experiments in freeform fabricated soft materials.
Part of Layer by Layer at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, London.
10th April 2013 — 18th May 2013.www.fashionspacegallery.com

    Stereolithographic Fabrics.

    Experiments in freeform fabricated soft materials.

    Part of Layer by Layer at Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion, London.

    10th April 2013 — 18th May 2013.
    www.fashionspacegallery.com