A 3019 piece non-hierarchical surface structure extends in three parts through the atrium of the architecture school at University of Nottingham, shaping the spatial configuration of the 2014 Graduate Exhibition.
Emerging Objects designed the physical representation of Berkeley—Rupp Prize for Architecture. It is a 3d object fabricated under the new paradigm of additive manufacturing to represent a new worldview about the role of architects in society.
Tokyo’s Kabuku Inc. has released a new, wood-like 3D printing material at their Rinkak Marketplace. This wood like material is made from wood chips and features a warm appearance, but requires that 3D models be built with added thickness.
The structural design of ‘Exoskeleton’, a pavilion exploring the possibilities of computer-aided manufacturing in prototyping, is a proposal by students of University of Ghent that addresses full-scale construction with limited resources.
William Root, a recent graduate from Pratt Institute in New York City, has developed a system to 3D print super-lightweight prosthetic legs with stealth styling. Called Exo, Root’s prosthetic concept combines his interests in aesthetics and biomechatronics.
Palestinian architects Elias and Yousef Anastas of AAU Anastas have recently completed a structure composed of hand-made olive wood modules. Karamba was implemented as a tool to analyze the structural performance of the piece.
The BUGA Wood Pavilion celebrates a new approach to digital timber construction. Its segmented wood shell is based on biological principles found in the plate skeleton of sea urchins, which have been studied by ICD and ITKE at the University of Stuttgart.
American-Czech sculptor and fine artist Michael Kukla made 3D sculptures out of wood and marble. According to the artist much of his work has to do with the mystery of space, of standing in front of a thing and trying to visualize what it would be like to enter it.
Guinness World Records has awarded the title of “largest 3D printed structure” to VULCAN, a temporary pavilion designed by the Beijing-based Laboratory for Creative Design (LCD). Made up of 1023 printed segments, structure was 9.08 meters long.
In July 2006, Argos by MGP Arquitectura y Urbanismo is the winner of an architectural contest, for the resolution of a “skin” for a technical building. MGP designed 2 great format prefabricated pieces placed in a way to simulate a texture.
New Fundamentals Research Group, in partnership with S.N.B.R., designed and fabricated a stone vaulted pavilion for Rocalia, a natural stone fair held in Lyon. The structure’s foundation is a network of catenary curves which inform the vaults.
Based on the findings of the elective course “The Programmed Column 1”,the students of Gramazio Kohler Research at ETH Zurich were challenged to design and fabricate 3 prototypical brick columns of 4m height each within a 4 week workshop.
Interior architect Michelle Wempe of Zumahoo discovered the technical capabilities of the company Concretworks and with it how to create a three-dimensional architectural panel, creating a semi-opaque divider.
Cozi studio debuts with textural 3D printed focus lamps. Selective laser sintering is an additive 3D printing process that uses a high-power laser to sinter powdered material — typically plastic or metal — into a three-dimensional form.
Steampunk is a pavilion constructed from hardwood using hand tools augmented with the precision of intelligent holographic guides. Designed by Gwyllim Jahn, Cameron Newnham (Fologram), Soomeen Hahm Design and Igor Pantic with Format Engineers.
Created by designer Carolien Laro, the seating chattels are really made from wood and they will really flex when you sit on them.
Timelapse from a workshop building an asymptotic timber gridshell in the shape of an Enneper surface. It was organised in the course Digital Tools – Parametric Design for students at the program Architecture and Engineering at Chalmers University.
Designed by MEAN* for Dubai International Financial Center, Deciduous is a 3D printed pavilion that invites us to revisit our relationship with nature, through an experience reminiscent of walking through an abstracted botanical form.
NASA are stepping straight into the future of textiles with their 4D printed ‘space fabric’—a metallic material intended to be used like ‘chain mail’ to protect astronauts and spacecraft alike during their missions.
Mobius Nautilus by Joaquin Baldwin is a compound mobius strip created out of 36 interlocking mobius strips. They weave and interlock perfectly through the spaces left between them.
Articulated Timber Ground is a public pavilion designed and built by a group of Master in Architecture students at the University of Melbourne. Consisting of 1,752 components, the pavilion changes its form throughout the sections.
The F2 Pavilion was designed and fabricated by University of Texas San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture’s graduate students under the direction of Andrew Kudless, Director of Matsys.
Designer Julia Ibbini is interested in human and machine collaboration in a traverse of analog and digital to create work with highly detailed machined precision, but which remains distinctly human in origin.
Project EGG is made from 4,760 individuated pieces, which have been made by hundreds of desktop 3D-printers from all over the world. Conceived and organized by furniture designer Michiel Van Der Kley, the irregular ellipsoid form measures roughly 5 x 4 x 3 meters.
The California-based Emerging Objects team has created Bloom, a pavilion constructed from 840 unique blocks 3-D printed from portland cement. The 9-foot (2.7 meter) tall pavilion is cruciform in plan, morphing as it rises to become the same cruciform shape twisted by 45 degrees.
Marc Fornes / The Very Many designed a large-scale sculptural outdoor pavilion on the elevated plaza of the Suzhou Center in China, as part of the Jinji Lake Biennial. Named ‘Boolean Operator’, the installation has been crafted from white aluminum.
Trabeculae Pavilion by WASP is a lightweight architecture completely 3D printed that fuses advancements in 3D printing with bio-inspired computational design. The synergy of design, material and manufacturing technologies allowed the conceptualization of an innovative construction technique.
Bow is the result of Zaha Hadid architects’ extensive research with 3D printing and material experimentation. It’s biodegradable, and machine-optimized, printed with a pellet-extruder (meaning, they employ plastic particles rather than filament), and colored in such an adaptive way.
Palmas is a vase collection made of concrete, each casted into a hand folded origami mold. Each pattern consists of 150-250 molecules, according to its height. The origami mold has a one-time use only, once the concrete hardens inside it, the paper is peeled off.
Romanian architect Vlad Tenu was awarded for his project ‘Minimal Complexity’ which along with its aesthetic beauty, technical superiority and elegance of detailing, the proposal was chosen because it employs structural robustness, material efficiency and an inherent logic of assembly.