HOBERMAN - Transformable design

New Generation of Transformable Design:
Student work on exhibit at Harvard GSD

Harvard Graduate School of Design’s fall 2012 semester included a new course taught by Chuck Hoberman, ‘Transformable Design Methods.’ Hoberman led his students through the principles that underlie transformable objects, giving them the opportunity to explore intersections between design, engineering and mathematics. As the course progressed, students gained insight through a process of constant prototyping and testing, culminating in semester-long projects to build their own physically transformative designs.

You are invited to view their results at Harvard GSD’s Gund Hall, on display through February 24th, with an opening to be held on February 11th from 6:30-8:00pm.
Learn more and get a quick preview of the exhibition.

KAFD Portal Spas: Inventing a living skin for a new type of building
A multidisciplinary team has joined together to implement Tessellate™ technology on its first-ever major building. A full-scale working mockup has been fabricated out of eye-catching color-interference titanium.
Learn more and watch a video of the mockup in action

Hoberman installs a permanent outdoor sculpture within an historic French vineyard
Entitled Nouaison (First Growth), the signature art piece was commissioned by the notable Bordeaux vineyard Château Smith Haut Lafitte—a vineyard with history dating back to the 14th century and including ownership by an 18th century Mayor of Bordeaux.
Learn more and view images and video of the installation

Hoberman Sphere on display at MoMA
Hoberman's design icon was included in the Museum of Modern Art's exhibition 'Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900–2000'. The exhibition was a survey of seminal toys and children's products of the twentieth century.
Learn more about the exhibition

In conjunction with the exhibition, MoMA is now offering the Hoberman Sphere for sale in the museum's store, as well as both their print and online catalogs.
View the Hoberman Sphere at moma.org


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