MAS 2017 / 18

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Jetana Ruangjun, & Angela Yoo, Photo credit: Tom Mundy

SmartBrick explores the production of specialized building components in a speculative manner. Over the course of two weeks, working in groups of two, the students developed computational design strategies for a construction element of their choice. Design drivers were among others, an embedded evaporation and ventilation system, acoustic absorption, structurally efficient material distribution, various degrees of porosity and transparency or precisely controlled, functionally graded translucency.

 

The successful realization of the 1:1 scale prototypes was made possible only by the chosen fabrication method, a large-scale sandstone binderjet 3D printer. Working in the Processing programming framework using Python, the students were introduced to generative computational design methods, mesh modification and subdivision strategies as well as volumetric modelling and the requirements to file preparation particular to additive manufacturing.

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Related research: 

http://dbt.arch.ethz.ch/research-stream/volumetric-modelling/

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Rafael Pastrana & Francisco Regalado, Photo credit: Tom Mundy

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Rafael Pastrana & Francisco Regalado, Photo credit: Tom Mundy

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Alexander Enz & Matteo Lomaglio, Photo credit: Tom Mundy

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Georgia Chousou & Ioanna Mitroupolou, Photo credit: Tom Mundy

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Sahar Barzani, Fernando Cena & Haruna Okawa, Photo credit: Tom Mundy

MAS DFAB 2017-18: Frank Lin & Jun Su, Photo credit: Tom Mundy