Saturday, March 29, 2014

Translating water into a 3D form

The province of 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 them to a 3D form. The molds were then machined to make the carafes with Rhino and RhinoCAM.

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