Fluid Morphology and 3D Printed Performative Architecture
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About the Event
3F Studio, the world-leading specialists in 3D printed performative architecture and future-oriented design, are pioneering the first-of-its-kind 3D-printed translucent facade made from fully recyclable plastic (PETg). The multifunctional facade has several lifecycles and can be 100% reused for other facades. 3D printing has allowed the company to integrate a whole host of features directly into the facade panels whilst also allowing them to minimize planning and production errors and establish a closed material cycle.
The seminar will focus on the 3D-printed, functionally-integrated building envelope. Founded by Moritz Mungenast, Oliver Tessin and Luc Moroni, 3F Studio is a spin-off from the research project Fluid Morphology at the Technical University of Munich’s Department of Architecture and offers its expertise in computational design and additive manufacturing (3D Printing) for the development of function-integrated facade applications and novel concepts for interior and furniture design. This encompasses the use of new, recyclable materials to create sustainable solutions for overcoming the future challenges faced by the building industry.
This research project shows the existing potential of 3D printing in the construction sector, i.e. in the building envelope and thus it constitutes the closure of the digital chain, from digital design, to digital planning, to the finished product. An additional innovation is the integration of functions in a single material component, i.e. façade functions, such as load transfer, insulation, shading, daylight use, ventilation and sound scattering are integrated in Fluid Morphology.
3F Studio is initially planning to use this facade cladding in cultural buildings such as museums, libraries and concert halls as well as for interior design purposes (for example in exhibition centers, foyers and conference rooms). Looking ahead, the company is working on extending its range of materials to include polycarbonate and more sustainable bioplastic.