Sep 16, 2013

Digital Grotesque - Impossible Architecture

It was bound to happen. 3D printing, architects and programming have finally collided to create some truly incredible computer generated forms. All the shapes you see were created using custom written algorithms by Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger before being printed, and it really shows off the possibilities of what will be able to be accomplished on a grand scale when the 3D printing medium advances. All new shape combinations, patterns and visual languages with a complexity and richness that could never be built by hand in such a time frame.

Digital Grotesque is the first fully immersive, solid, human-scale, enclosed structure that is entirely 3D printed out of sand. This structure, measuring 16 square meters, is materialized with details at the threshold of human perception. Every aspect of this architecture is composed by custom-designed algorithms.

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