3D-Printed Terracotta Pavilion on Display in Shenzhen, China

Published by , February 23, 2018 1:58 pm

(3Ders.org) Students at the  University of Hong Kong’s architecture robotic fabrication LAB recently unveiled a 3D-printed terra-cotta brick pavilion. The structure, entitled  the “CeramicINformation Pavilion,” is currently being exhibited at the Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture (UABB) in Shenzhen, China.  Roughly 1.5 million lines of code were required and each 3D printed brick contains aroung 1,400 individual target points.
Terracotta is a versatile clay-based material with a long history in construction and building all across the globe. In China, the earthenware material was used to produce intricately decorated Chinese Imperial roofs, and elsewhere it is commonly used for roof tiles and sometimes walls.

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