By emulating manual manufacturing techniques, 3D printing uses digital models to produce customized three-dimensional objects through an additive production process. This tool allows architecture to explore new forms of material, structures, and forms and opens new possibilities for creativity. 3D printing is expanding its capabilities and is incorporating other technologies to create new typologies. Philipp Aduatz’s work is a combination of 3D-printed textured structures with LED lighting. This creates a whole new dimension of complexity and allows for the creation of the first film studio printed in 3D anywhere in the world.
Combining automated and manual techniques using both automated and manual methods, the 3D printing process produced the concrete wall using an original mortar that is based on white cement. Out of a total of sixty individual segments The wall was constructed through ten segments, which result from six units that are which were then stacked. The wavy segments are put together easily with a hand. They are screwed into each horizontal plan manually to ensure that the wall is easily disassembled later on.
3D Printing and LED Light
Philipp Aduatz wanted to find an innovative method of interior design. He combined 3D printing and LED lighting. This material mix combines the concrete wall-630 cm width, 330 cm depth, and 230cm height with a main lighting system that is comprised of 14 LED strips that are inserted horizontally into pre-fabricated joints. The lights are controlled through the RGB color space, these lights change through multiple colors and gradients.
A Sustainable Alternative
Unlike conventional concrete construction methods that use a significant amount of materials, 3D printing’s resource-saving properties make it a much more sustainable alternative. This method of building indoor spaces requires minimal formwork, and only the most essential materials are used. Additionally, it reduces the amount of waste that is generated to a minimal amount. Additionally, the structure of the film studio doesn’t make use of reinforcements, thereby facilitating any further recycling.
Casinos Austria and Austrian Lotteries Group were looking to design an original interior design. They asked Philipp Aduatz to design the strategy and create the first 3D-printed film studio. The project was created in collaboration with Set designer Dominik Friynschlag and 3D concrete printing maker incremental3d.
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The lighting technology can be seamlessly integrated into the wall by using LED stripes of the same thickness and print layers. Making the most of the advantages of technology and technology, all LED elements are linked to the studio’s lighting system via computer-aided control. In addition to exploring a new design complexity, the use of existing technologies in a different manner allows the project explores new possibilities and creates a unique environment.