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AIRLAB 3D prints an ethereal pavilion in Singapore

Written by David

November 13, 2019

Located on a gently sloping site in Singapore’s gardens by the bay, AirMesh is a 3D printed temporary pavilion by AIRLAB.

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The result of five years of research on the topic of 3D printing in architecture, the highly optimized structure is extremely lightweight and fully open to visitors. It is the world’s first architectural structure made of 3D printed components in stainless steel.

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The overall form of the pavilion can be described as a polyhedron generated from four directional vectors. It is made up of 216 bars of different lengths and sections, and 54 unique nodal joints printed in a steel and bronze alloy. The structure contacts the ground at eleven different points to transfer stress. Clad with two layers of white fishing net, LED lights light up the structure at night. The faceted form and ethereal appearance of shade and filtered views are described by […]

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