Mania Aghaei Meibodi – Additive Manufactured Façade
Multi-functional, Lightweight and recyclable Facade
The Winter 2021 Material Engagement course will use computational design and robotic additive manufacturing to design and build an energy-efficient,
ultra-lightweight and strong building envelope with integrated functionalities. Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is revolutionising architecture and building processes. When applied to architectural elements, it enables geometric complexity, customisation, precision, material reduction, and integration of multiple functions. This technology will not only lead to the creation of novel geometrically-complex forms, but it will also enable the integration of multiple functions in a single building element through a fully digitized design-to-production process. How will this technology transform the building facade and its production process?