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Morning Mind Blower: these columns designed using “computational architecture”. Architect Michael Hansmeyer took an algorithm developed by Pixar and repeated it to design these slightly reptilian yet gorgeous columns. Apparently the design is so complex that even 3D printers couldn’t produce the prototypes; they contain between 8 and 16 million polygonal faces each. The coolest part? The columns can actually support weight.
Feb 28, 2011

Morning Mind Blower: these columns designed using “computational architecture”. Architect Michael Hansmeyer took an algorithm developed by Pixar and repeated it to design these slightly reptilian yet gorgeous columns. Apparently the design is so complex that even 3D printers couldn’t produce the prototypes; they contain between 8 and 16 million polygonal faces each. The coolest part? The columns can actually support weight.