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Architecht Michael Hansmeyer builds un-imaginable shapes…

Lee Gold by photographer Per Zennstrom

Lee Gold by photographer Per Zennstrom in a collaborative project with architect Michael Hansmeyer

…an intriguing TED talk by architect & programmer Michael Hansmeyer on his work using computed algorithms to free himself from history, knowledge and previous ideas, to build extraordinary shapes. In short Mr. Hansmeyer proposes that we should design the process instead of the final object.

On a personal note I’m delighted to see Mr. Hansmeyers work getting this well deserved attention. I have collaborated with him in the past using his mathematical – architechtural input in a fashion project as well as featuring his work in my on-line magazine  11horses.

Fashion designer Iris van Herpen using 3D printing technology

Iris van Herpen, whom I have posted about earlier here, falls into the same category of fashion designers like Alexander McQueen- Sara Burton or Paco Rabanne who among other things of course, have the ability to look at fashion through technological eyes while still make it feminine and achingly beautiful. While Paco Rabanne came across as decidedly futuristic both McQueen-Burton and Iris van Herpen are hopelessly romantic and victorian, even morbid…

Using  3D printing for some pieces in her Micro SS 2012 collection they gave the illusion of bridging centuries of craftsmanship and technology and at the same time projecting a very organic image.