The art installation "Development" demonstrates the new possibilities of using technology and materials in architecture and shows how it will look and be recreated in the near future.

The installation consists of three parts: an abstract form, a manifesto, whose meaning each viewer can identify for themselves, and a video about the process of creating from the image to the construction .

In the first stage, we used the method of parametric form generation and selected from a variety of options the one that would allow to reveal the aesthetic potential of the material (aluminium profile) in an artistic implementation as well as meet the possibilities of realisation (weight and size of the construction, stability, assembly process).

Using software, we optimised and prepared the production task, where the machines cut the profile and drilled holes for the elements' connection. Our creative team developed a special programme for devices that allows it to develop its design in augmented reality with absolutely no drawings. This technology has helped bring to life a sculpture of more than 200 unique elements arranged at different angles.


"Each form develops from the simple to the complex." This is the result of its effective and functional adaptation to external factors and dominant criteria. Sometimes this process gives birth to forms that are surprising in their diversity and sophistication. Simple elements can build up complex structures in which the whole unit isn’t equal to the sum of its parts and acquires a new quality. This is the meaning of development."

The authors of the ATRIUM project:

Anton Nadtochiy, Vera Butko, Sergey Nadtochiy, Roman Khorev, Akhmet Khakimov, Elizaveta Kukitz


Schüco (aluminium systems for facade construction),

Iplana Group (machining, anodising, production of aluminium structures),

Craft interactive (development of an AR application for construction assembly)