How to 3D print recyclable building elements?
Nature as Precedent
This exercise explored the structural optimizations and geometric patterning found in nature. These observations became the basis for new formal proposals for a freestanding wall partition, which was then manufactured using building-scale additive manufacturing technology.
Vision to Reality
The students were able work with a Local Motors team, led by Gregory Haye and Whitney Manahan, to advance to design and print it at full scale. The students were also able to observe how the printing technology crossed over to the production of vehicles.
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