3D printing mimics the manual manufacturing process and uses digital models to design custom 3D objects through an additive production process. This tool allows architecture to explore new forms, structures, and materials and opens up new avenues for creativity. 3D printing is expanding its capabilities and is incorporating other technologies to create new typologies. Philipp Aduatz’s work combines 3D-printed, textured structures and LED lighting. This creates a whole new level of complexity and creates the first film studio printed in 3D anywhere in the world.
The 3D printing process combines manual and automated methods to create an impressive concrete wall with an innovative mortar that is made of white cement. The wall is composed of ten sections. Each segment is made from six parts that were stacked together. These wavy sections can be put together easily with a hand. They are screwed in each horizontal plane using a screwdriver so that the wall is simple to take down at any time in the future.
Integrating 3D Printing with LED Lighting
Philipp Aduatz wanted to find an innovative method of interior design. He combined 3D printing with LED lighting. The hybrid material approach combines the concrete wall -630cm wide, 330cm deep, and 230cm height with a lighting system that is comprised of 14 LED strips inserted horizontally into prefabricated joints. Controlled by the RGB color space, these lights change through multiple colors and gradients.
A Sustainable Alternative
In contrast to traditional concrete construction methods that require a lot of materials, 3D printing’s resource-saving properties provide an eco-friendly alternative. This method of building interior spaces is a minimal amount of formwork and only the essential materials are utilized. It also minimizes the amount of waste that is generated to the minimum. Moreover, the structure of the film studio does not require reinforcements, simplifying any further recycling.
To create a distinctive interior design, Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group commissioned Philipp Aduatz to develop the development and execution of the first 3D printed film studio. This project was developed in collaboration with Set designer Dominik Friynschlag and 3D concrete printing manufacturer incremental3d.
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The lighting technology can be seamlessly blended into the wall design through the use of LED stripes with the same thickness and print layers. The entire array of LED elements is connected to the studio’s lighting system through computer-aided control, making the greatest use of technology’s benefits. The design is not just able to explore new design possibilities as well as allows the application of current technologies in a new way that opens up new possibilities and creates a unique setting.