SKO – standing for „soft kill option“ – is a method from bionics for improving the load behaviour of structures. With less material SKO optimized objects can obtain greater stiffness, allowing for resource-saving, use of alternative materials and ultimately creating more sustainable products. Via special software the distribution of forces within a component can be classified into high and low stress areas.
Basing on such calculations two conceptual designs for a sack barrow and an s-hook were developed. In both cases the goal was to translate the highly complex computer generated geometries into well structured, clear-cut frameworks. While the barrow gained a rather striking silhouette due to its intricately executed bracings and intersections points, the s-hook, that is typically known a a rather simple, two-dimensional shape got an update to make it more robust and elaborate.
Due to their ultra lightweight construction, both products can absorb traction as well as compressive force better than their antetype, making them much stable.
sack barrow and s-hook | 2015
Ro Guiltless Plastic
As finalists in Rossana Orlandi's RoPlastic Prize 2023, we will be exhibiting our project "Re-Crafting Plastic" during this year's Milan Design week from 16th to 23rd of April at Palazzo Bandello in via Matteo Bandello 22.
Bavarian States Prize
We are thrilled that Konrad's MA project "material driven, digitally produced" was just awarded with the acclaimed Bavarian States Prize for Design! The work deals with porcelain slip casting and robotic manufacturing.
jüngerkühn @ HWK Munich
The Chamber of Crafts and Small Industries for Munich and Upper Bavaria has invited us to take part in their special exhibition “Talente – Masters of the Future 2023” within the international skilled trades fair next march. We will be displaying a selection of our works from 8.-12.3 in Munich. Come visit us!