MAN-MADE NATURE

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

Man-Made Nature   │  2017

‘Instead of injecting a gas phase, why don’t we put a liquid phase into a liquid phase – like oil into water – and have one liquid evaporate while the other solidifies?’

source: Biomimicry – Innovation Inspired by Nature – Janine M. Benyus

This project explores a technique to make a solid foam without using a chemical blowing agent. This technique was inspired by how nature makes foam, utilizing the chemical properties of various materials to make lightweight open structures.

 

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

nature-inspired, solid foam, karlijn sibbel, nature, casting, material, material research, design, technique, innovation

 

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