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POROCITY explores a Variable Composition 3D-Printing technique for architectural applications, with a custom CNC controlled printing head to deposit a variable mix of cement and foam balls.
Following strategies found in nature, elements like columns are built with algorithms that optimize the distribution of heavy & lighter material according to structural needs.

(2012)

See Project VIDEO

Material experimentation
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Simple load column

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Trabecula column evolution

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PC_Mutations
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Team at work
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Developed by:
Lana Awad (Jordan)
Seiichi Suzuki (Japan/Ecuador)
Jianhong Wu (China)

Tutored by:
Marta Malé-Alemany / Research & Development director
Jordi Portell / Research & Development assistant

With consultants:
Santiago Martin / Computational design
Miquel Lloveras / Electronics
Guillem Camprodon / Electronics

Context:
Digital Tectonics ‘FABBOTS 3.0’ Research & Development Studio
Master in Advanced Architecture, IAAC (Barcelona, Spain)

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