Additive Architectural Elements: A New Robotic Brutalism (2016 - 2017)

HANNAH w/ RCL
HANNAH Principals: Leslie Lok & Sasa Zivkovic
Ithaca, NY

The 3D printer, a machine which has long been characterized as characterless due to having little to no constraints, is in f¬act highly distinctive. The Additive Architectural Elements project aims to reveal the 3D printer’s own and highly idiosyncratic architectural tectonics and narratives. Choosing common-place prototypical architectural motifs such as floors, columns, doors, windows, walls, and ceilings we developed strategies as to how the layering of concrete, the relentless three-dimensional drawing of extruded lines of material, and the act of corbelling can suggest new strategies for building. Our question is: what is the architecture of 3D printed concrete?

 
 
 
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Corbel Kerf House 

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