This Grotto Of 1.35 Billion Surfaces Was 3D Printed Out Of seven Tons Of Sand


Architects Benjamin Dillenburger and Michael Hansmeyer have been pushing the know-how for the computational structure for some time now, and this time their efforts have materialized into their most superb piece but. An enormous grotto composed out of 1.35 billion surfaces by a particular algorithm after which 3D printed out of seven tons of sand.

The entire construction is 3.5 meters tall (11.5 ft) and took the architects 2 years to design, which meant algorithmically producing the ultimate consequence out of 156 gigabytes of information. After that, the printing itself took just one month and the meeting of separate modules took merely 2 days.

‘The Digital Grotesque II’ has been commissioned by the Centre Pompidou, and in addition to trying superior as hell, it additionally provides a glimpse into the long run that 3D printing holds in retailer for structure. We’ve already heard that 3D printed homes are quicker and cheaper to construct, and now this proves that they are often far more intricate as nicely.

Extra data: digital grotesque | michael hansmeyer | benjamin dillenburger (h/t: designer-daily)

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