LESS:ON Additive Circularity –Circular Design through 3D-Printing
Fachgebiet: Experimentelles und Digitales Entwerfen und Konstruieren
Dozent*innen: Prof. Philipp Eversmann, M.Sc. Julian Ochs | M.Sc. Eda Özdemir | M.Sc. Andrea Rossi
Additive-Manufacturing-Processes, such as 3D-Printing, are commonly used in the automotive and aerospace industry. While architectural building processes still involve the same design strategies and materials, the studio "Additive Circularity" combined the benefits of 3D-Printing with circular design strategies through modularity and interlocking concepts. The students explored the topics of 3D-Printing and digital design techniques in connection with circular design principles with sustainable materials. The modular design integrates sustainable thinking for reusable components which we will realize using large-scale 3D-Printing. Within the curriculum, the students explored how to create interlocking joints for components starting from a physical form exploration, and combining them to form units, which can then be assembled into architectural structures as a building system. Throughout the course, modular design, structural concept development, visualization, and presentation workshops were held to support the students' skills.