Saturday, March 29, 2014

Translating water into a 3D form

The province South Tyrol in Italy has drinkable, high quality, and mineral rich tap water. But still, the local population buys water in plastic bottles.

To entice the local population to consume tap water and as a part of the 2013 Bologna Water Design at Cersaie, Italian designer, Andreas Trenker of the Free University of Bolzano designed a series of localized water carafes.

Using five characteristics of the different water sources -- sea level, temperature, water hardness, conductivity, and pH -- Trenker used Rhino to generate the shapes and translate to a 3D form. The molds were then machined to make the carafes with Rhino and RhinoCAM.

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