printed wall

12th  October 2015

photo credit_Cam Newnham

my group focussed on looking at the opportunity 3D printing gives in terms of rethinking the wall. The complex network of cavities contain structure (concrete) insulation (polystyrene) continuous air cavity (preventing thermal bridges) services (pipes and wires). Combining all these elements in one print eliminates the many different trades needed to cooperate in layering of a traditional wall. And 3D printing gives a certain form freedom

video showing the planning and process of 3D printing

created with Eliza, Dai and Alicia