Sub-Additive: M.Arch Thesis 2016

Sub- Additive is an exploration in the design and fabrication of thinner concrete shells accomplished through the lens of additive manufacturing. With the strength of 3-D printing being mass customization, unique concrete components can be fabricated without custom form work, unlocking the potential for a new form of architecture. This study challenges two preconceived notions: first, thin shell concrete structures need form work; second, curvature in 3-D printed components are a result of corbeling extruded concrete layers. The project challenges printing viscous materials in three dimensions, providing unique building components for thinner shell structures.