Case study_Chun-yi Wu.pdf (786.1 KB)
Thanks for sharing the case study. Do you have any images of other precedents you looked at? You can share them in a reply to this post.
Your precedent reminds me of some work from Dan Lu at Tsginhua using a 3D printing pen with the HoloLens to fabricate small space frame structures : Free form fabrication of space frames with 3D printing pens . This is very labour intensive, but there are also some really clear opportunities for experimentation with this approach. For instance you could think about:
- The reason so many of these large scale 3D printed ‘pavilions’ are made from repeating modules is because it solves a problem of calibrating robotic toolpaths and material behaviour to ensure that you don’t introduce accumulative errors from non-bonding joints between printed layers. However, this problem doesnt exist when fabricating things by hand (you can easily identify if the material isn’t bonding, and add more), and it is actually going to be quite difficult to fabricate exact, repeating modules. Without this formal constraint of repetition, what types of structures could you design?
- These structures could be built in-situ, directly from existing conditions (also would be very difficult robotically). How could you incorporate existing conditions into the design (a banal example of this is in the video below)?
- These structures could be built in parallel by hundreds of people with 3D printing pens, all at once and without the need to work in parts. Could you think about different roles (e.g. someone prints structure, someone prints skin)? Or different materials / colours? Different skills / styles? There are lots of exciting design opportunities here.