3D Printed Building Facade China, Digital Fabrication, Chinese Parametric Design, Architecture
Arachne 3D Printed Building Facade
Contemporary Chinese Architectural Development design by Lei Yu / Yuexiu Group
27 Oct 2018
Arachne 3D Printed Building Facade News
Design: Lei Yu
Arachne 3D Printed Building Facade in China
Arachne is a digital architectural endeavor to redefine an ordinary building with 3D printed components.
To reflect its literal title, Arachne is designed and installed by the spatially intertwined lattices hung on the building in the curtain wall mechanism.
After the last component was in place, it was an expressive moment that the physical installation was situated in the way so identical to the digital model and renderings, it is only made possible by the new design and fabrication.
The mass gift-wrapped by Arachne is a three-floor building of 10 meters in height and 12 meters in width. This assignment was contracted to cover the main façades, which face an important public square, with a strong iconic articulation to collect attention.
3D printing technology was selected to meet this requirement owning to its fabulous capacity of adopting the design concept.
Yuexiu Group gets the celebrated Golden A’ Design Award
Arachne- A 3D Printed Building Facade by Lei Yu has been announced as a winner of the renowned Golden A’ Design Award in Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category, elected as one of the winners by the respected jury members of the A’ Design Awards & Competitions within numerous participants.
Lei Yu, the creator of the awarded project Arachne- A 3D Printed Building Facade says “The mass gift-wrapped by Arachne is a three-floor building of 10 meters in height and 12 meters in width. This assignment was contracted to cover the main façades, which face an important public square, with a strong iconic articulation to collect attention. 3D printing technology was selected to meet this requirement owning to its fabulous capacity of adopting the design concept. ”
3D Printed Building Facade – Building Information
Design Name: Arachne- A 3D Printed Building Facade
Primary Function: Building Facade
Production / Realization Technology: FDM 3D printing technology, material is PLA plastic
Area: 308 sqm coverage
Specs: 2218 3D printed components; 5 tons of plastic material
Team Members: Lei Yu, Yanxin Wang
Designer: Lei Yu
Image Credits: Fu Xing@ Fuxing Architecture Picture Studio
3D Printed Building Facade images / information courtesy of A’ Design Awards and Competition
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