Deep Façade

ETH Zurich casts intricate metal facade in a 3D-printed mould
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Inspired by the patterns created through differential line growth, the design exploration for the façade was started.

Series of physical experiments helped to identify key parameters for successful casting.

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Informed by fabrication constraints, structural needs, and aesthetics, the design variations were produced and the final design was selected.

Overview
Period: 2018.01 - 2018.03
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Type: Semester Project

Collaboration
Advisors: Mania Aghaei Meibodi (course lead), Benjamin Dillenburger, Mario Rinke, Marirena Kladeftira, Thodoris Kyttas
Team: MAS ETH DFAB Students
Role: Design

Technology
Software/Language: Rhinoceros, Grasshopper, Processing, Python
Machine/Fabrication Method: 3D Printer, Aluminium Casting
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Links
 https://www.masdfab.com/work-1718-deepfacade
Photo Credits:Jetana Ruangjun