The Digital Bamboo Pavilion is designed by students of the Master in Advanced Studies in Architecture and Digital Fabrication 2019-2020 at the ETH Zurich and is based on research at the chair of Digital Building Technologies.
This thesis by Berfin Evrim, presents research that combines weaving and 3D Printing to fabricate a textile that will be used for supporting the weight of a person sitting on a stool or chair. This textile uses carbon-reinforced polymers and jute fibers.
Commissioned by interior designer Kara Mann, Philipp Aduatz has created a large collection of custom-made 3D printed concrete furniture pieces for a private client in Chicago.
This thesis by Mathias Bernhard seeks to provide a map of the current computational design landscape. The theoretical first part constructs a series of five dualities around design, geometry representation and their related data structures.
Italy-based New Fundamentals Research Group designed and built a full-scale prototype of an experimental barrel-vaulted stone structure for SNBR, a French company that specializes in cutting-edge stone construction.
By integrating responsive sensing systems, this paper demonstrates real-time feedback loops that consider the spontaneous agency and intuition of the architect (or craftsperson) rather than the execution of static or predetermined designs.
British designer Ross Lovegrove worked with Grasshopper software expert Arturo Tedeschi to create the tall fine mesh that shrouds the sole and the wearer’s foot like a curtain, and opens at the toe and heel.
Knit Patterned Flow Pavilion by Dynamic Assemblies Lab is a spatial envelope formed by discrete knitted panels that seeks to amplify Singapore’s faint breezes to improve its interior and exterior thermal comfort.
IAAC and WASP present an innovative prototype of a 3D printed wall designed and engineered by IAAC and realised by Crane WASP within the Open Thesis Fabrication research, a programme of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia.
The aim of this paper is to address a design exploration that combines the use of algorithmic modeling in order to create a design that seeks to express meaning through emotional bonds with people.
This article is describing a process for conformal 3D printing onto inflated substrates. The article describes the design and build of a custom-built four-axis 3D printer with the ability to measure the shape of any uneven substrate.
This paper by Pablo Baquero, Victor Calixto, Affonso Orciuoli and Charles C Vincent explains how parametric methods are informed by simulation and prototyping, methods that were deployed during some series of digital fabrication workshops.
MEAN* or Middle East Architectural Network has proposed an intervention for Expo 2020 Dubai. The Boulevard Roundabout Pavilion, an 8-meter structure, will be an unmissable iconic proposal that welcomes the public to the world event.
In 2019, mario cucinella architects and WASP began work on ‘TECLA’ — a 3D-printed habitat made entirely from reusable, recyclable materials taken from the local terrain.
This paper presents a customised computational design tool developed for exploring the novel design space of Concrete Extrusion 3D Printing (CE3DP), enabling a reinterpretation of the concrete column building typology.
Iridescence is a 3D-printed, interactive Emotive Collar by Behnaz Farahi, inspired by the gorget of the Anna’s hummingbird. It is equipped with a facial tracking camera and an array of 200 rotating quills.
ETH Zurich has unveiled details of “Concrete Choreography,” an installation inaugurated in Riom, Switzerland. The installation presents the first robotically 3D printed concrete stage, consisting of columns fabricated without formwork.
The salient observation about the natural world’s smallest lifeforms provides designer Lilian van Daal the framework for exploring the functional forms of unicellular micro-organisms and turning it into, Radiolaria #1.
Students at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture in Cambridge, Ontario are bringing a whole new meaning to mixed media as they take on both 3D printing and the use of ancient clay building materials.
This paper investigates the potential for combining standard building materials with customised nodes that are individually optimised in response to local load conditions in non- standard, irregular, or doubly curved frame structures.
BANYAN Eco Wall by BigRep, the world’s first fully additively manufactured (AM) green wall with naturally integrated drainage and irrigation systems. The prototype features unprecedented innovations in design, functionality, technology and size.
This is a small geometric toy by mars gizmo that’s oddly satisfying to play with. It can be used as a desk decoration. Ideally you need 4 small magnets for this toy.
Students from ETH Zurich have pioneered a method of casting complex, one-off architectural structures from metal in a 3D-printed mould. Deep Facade, a six-metre-high aluminium structure with ribbons of metal looped in an organic fashion.
Henry Zwiefelhofer is an artist who designs amazing 3D printed kinetic sculptures. All parts of this sculpture is printed on MendelMax v3.
Traditional hourglass timers are an effective albeit antiquated way to perform timing, but is no longer the most graceful way to time tasks thanks to the Sparkpluck ‘Chrolo.’
French for “single shell,” Monocoque by Neri Oxman stands for a construction technique that supports structural load using an object’s external skin. This approach promotes heterogeneity and differentiation of material properties.
Iridescence Print by Gramazio Kohler Research is the first large-scale architectural installation to be automatically printed by robotic machines.
Ai Build presented “Daedalus Pavilion”, a 3D printed architectural installation built by robots, as part NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference in Amsterdam (28-29 September 2016).
Knit Necklace is an extension to Knit Series of earrings and bangles by Monocircus. The design accentuates the unique ‘knitted’ structure resulting in a fascinating one-of-a-kind necklace.
The shukhov stool by Anna Strupinskaya & Alexey Ivashkevich celebrates the visual style of the heritage Radio tower known as the Shukhov Tower in Moscow.