Haresh Lalvani: XURF




 
  • ©2008, Haresh Lalvani, XURF

Artist(s):


Title:


XURF

Exhibition:


SIGGRAPH 2008: Design and Computation

Creation Year:


2008

Category:


Design

Artist Statement:


XURF (eXpandable sURFace) is an experiment in developing a performative surface with the emergent properties of curvature, strength, porosity and transparency. Constructed from continous sheet materials – metal, in this instance – XURF exemplifies a morphable rigid curved surface. Possible in regular as well as irregular pattern geometries, XURF can be variably formed by controlling the interplay between force and form.

The patent pending XURF system was invented by Haresh Lalvani in 1998 and has been under development since with Milgo. It is a highly scalable invention with applications ranging from nano and micro scales to product design and architecture. We envision XURF as yardage (as in textiles) so that responsive architectural skins can be tailored. Smart XURF, with digitally operable components, are a natural possibility.

Sponsors:


Fabricator and Sponsor
Milgo-Bufkin
www.milgo-bufkin.com