Cardboard Chaise Prototype I Quarter Iso Grid

This prototype chaise is modelled in Rhino 3D. The "Quarter Iso Grid"- Cutting Files are generated by a grasshopper definition which is inspired by Mike Sheldrake's great iso grid cardboard surfboards. This prototype development is kindly supported by Mike Sheldrake (, Oliver Fritz // CIAD - Cologne Institute for Architectural Design // Chair of CAD.CAM Tischlerei Bächer GmbH.

The prototype and further droducts and design studies of will be displayed at the DQE, Design Quartier Ehrenfeld at the "Passagen 2012" from January 16th to 22nd in Cologne, Germany.

Von schwimmenden Blumen und drehenden Pyramiden

Saturday, October 15 at 7:00pm - November 10 at 10:00pm
recent works of responsive design studio at "R. - Raum für drastische Maßnahmen" Berlin, Oderstr. 34


SleepBox represents a contemporary furniture, designed for the demands of an increasingly urbanised environment. A human-scale object, which creates a space of comfort and relaxation within airports, offices or other semi public areas. The hard and uniform shell excludes the exterior and at the same time creates a soft and smooth interior. The project was designed by Caspar Lohner and supervised by Manuel Kretzer and Mathias Bernhard at the Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich and realized in collaboration with Kläusler Acrylstein AG.

Actuated Matter Workshop

The Actuated Matter Workshop forms part of a recently started research initiative – a collaboration between the Zurich University of the Arts Interaction Design (DDE), Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology (DMU), and the ETH Zürich’s Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design – that explores the application of smart materials in architecture with respect to their ability to transform architecture into an “Emotive Environment”, a space that relates to its inhabitants in an emotive and responsive way. The focus is placed on the capabilities and limitations of materials themselves in generating kinetic, visual and acoustic feedback.

Floater Production Process

Floater Chaise Longue
Design: Manuel Kretzer, Mathias Bernhard
Chair for Computer Aided Architectural Design, ETH Zürich