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Digital Grotesque: Printing Architecture
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. Please visit digital-grotesque.com for a further description. Architects: Michael Hansmeyer Benjamin Dillenburger Partners and Sponsors: • Chair for CAAD, Prof. Hovestadt, ETH Zurich • Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich • voxeljet AG • FRAC Centre • Strobel Quarzsand GmbH • Pro Helvetia Research for the Digital Grotesque project was carried out at the Chair for CAAD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. All components were printed by voxeljet AG. The first part of Digital Grotesque is a commission by FRAC Centre for its permanent collection. Fabrication Team: Maria Smigielska, Miro Eichelberger, Yuko Ishizu, Jeanne Wellinger, Tihomir Janjusevic, Nicolás Miranda Turu, Evi Xexaki, Akihiko Tanigaito Video & Photo: Demetris Shammas, Achilleas Xydis Music: "Flicker" by Origamibiro (origamibiro.com)
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