The Aurora installation by Dassault Systèmes + Arthur Mamou-Mani

An interactive manifestation of the power of uniting design, science and industry

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Appreciation towards Dassault Systèmes and Arthur Mamou-Mani for providing the following description:

达索系统(Dassault Systèmes)于近日在伦敦设计博物馆展示了名为“极光”(Aurora)的装置作品。该作品是“为生命而设计”(Design for Life)项目的最新成果,由达索系统与建筑师Arthur Mamou-Mani合作完成。Aurora是一个将设计、科学与工业力量结合起来的交互装置,旨在鼓励协作性的构想和可持续的创意革新,实现生产、自然与生活的和谐关系。

Dassault Systèmes announced the next installation in its “Design for Life” program of collaborations with groundbreaking designers around the world, Aurora by Arthur Mamou-Mani and Dassault Systèmes. Aurora is an interactive manifestation of the power of uniting design, science and industry to collaboratively imagine and create sustainable innovations that harmonize product, nature and life.

▼项目概览,General view ©Felix Speller

▼局部,Partial view ©Felix Speller

该项目启动于两年前的一个实验性的研究项目:利用上游思维(upstream thinking,一种将再生作为项目必要条件的设计方法和过程)和达索系统自己开发的软件来论证循环式革新的原则。Aurora是这项研究的新高峰:一个由模块构成的体验性装置,它可以被碾碎、融化或改造,以完成一个连续的重塑和重生过程。

This most recent “Design for Life” collaboration was initiated two years ago as an experimental research project into the use of upstream thinking – a design approach and process that makes regeneration a requirement of every project – and Dassault Systèmes software, to demonstrate the principles of circular innovation. Aurora is the culmination of that research: an experiential installation made of modules that can be crushed, melted and reformed, in a continuous process of reinvention and rebirth.

▼生命周期评估示意,Lifecycle Assessment_scenography ©Dassault Systèmes


▼设计手绘,Sketch ©Arthur Mamou Mani

From material selection to design and fabrication, Aurora signals the end of the take-make-waste era and the dawn of built environments conceived for regeneration with an inclusive approach that weaves together knowledge and know-how from multiple disciplines. Following a molecular-level analysis of different materials, bioplastic Polylactic Acid (PLA) – a non-toxic thermoplastic derived from plants, which can be 3D-printed, assembled, recycled and printed again in a continuous, closed loop until it can be composted back to Earth. The team used Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform on the cloud to collaborate and create a virtual twin experience of its artwork in a virtual space that precisely replicates the Design Museum’s atrium in London.

View from the staircase in the atrium ©Felix Speller

▼光影,Shadows ©Felix Speller

▼装置细节,Installation detailed view ©Felix Speller


With high-impact photorealistic visuals, the team experienced the installation’s appearance in this virtual space at different times of day, as light, shadows and airflows change the environment. It was able to imagine, experiment, design, optimize, test, visualize and refine its creations virtually and in parallel before consuming any physical materials, and evaluate the sustainability of every choice. This ensured that it achieved the project’s objectives and delivered an optimized experience that demonstrates a world in which every “made” object – from home and lifestyle to mobility and cities – is imagined, invented and manufactured for sustainability.

▼模型效果图,Render ©Dassault Systèmes

▼视觉效果呈现,Key teaser – visual ©Dassault Systèmes


In this “decade to deliver” a 50% reduction in global CO2 emissions, experts in design and science must converge and collaborate to envision a new, unified practice for sustainable models to support a planet having limited resources. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform allows them to collaborate and use technologies including virtual reality, 3D modelling, simulations and generative design in a virtual universe that unifies their disciplines, facilitates understanding through the universal language of 3D, and eases the complexity of sustainability decision-making, from the molecular level to manufacture and end-of-life reuse/recovery/recycling, for more ethical and more sustainable design.

▼材料打印实验,Material printing experiments ©Dassault Systèmes

From left: Polylactic acid pellets, Standing modules, Curve of the model ©Dassault Systèmes

▼透明波纹表面,Transparent waves ©Mathieu Leborgne

▼木制波纹表面,Wooden waves ©Mathieu Leborgne

▼整体效果图,Ensemble top view rendering ©Dassault Systèmes

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