acid mining

16th  September 2015

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as my project is about mining, I wished to find a means of subtractive modelling. This image is created by acetone dissolving polystyrene in tunnel formations. Could this process be applied as a means of actual mining?

3D printing

11th  September 2015

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using a KR150 with PLA extruder we printed some prototypes testing the parameters of 3D printing (max angles, cantilevers, welding joints, thickness, detail, finish etc) for the elective sacrificial formwork where we are exploring the opportunity of 3D printing permanent formwork and the implications of this onto the architectural profession – how it changes our perception of architecture through the use of new technology