Weekly Newsletter 12.10.2017
The Realms of Architecture and Design are beginning to experiment more and more with 3D Printing Technologies. Design company OTHR’s complete business model relies fully on the technologies of additive manufacturing. We rarely talk about 3D printing in the scale of architecture, however architects at the University of Munich have developed a series of blocks for creating building envelopes that have soundproofing, shade, and ventilation built in.
OTHR challenges product manufacturing standards by focusing on design, technology & environmental responsibility
“We Believe in surrounding ourselves with fewer and better things.” This isn’t your standard outlook by most business’. By bringing together the world’s best designers and transformative technologies OTHR create unique objects, made exclusively for their customers, with minimal environmental impact. By using 3d printing technologies, the company avoids creating more objects than necessary. Meaning every object is created to order and is numbered to reflect the customers participation in its creation.
Architects develop 3D printed building facades with built in ventilation. insulation, and shading
The 3D printed building envelope concept, called “Fluid Morphology,” can provide ventilation, insulation, and shading. Each 3D printed facade element integrates functions such as ventilation, insulation, and shading, while the transparent printed plastic of the elements looks a a lot sleeker than the layered concrete blobs we’re used to seeing.