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ARCHIFEST : 3D Printed Bamboo + Knitted Architectural Assemblies Pavilion. OPENING

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Initiative of Singapore Archifest 2020: www.archifest.sg

AirLab (Architectural Intelligence Research Lab) presents a 3D Printed Bamboo Structure that bridges the gap between tradition and technology. Traditional building methods, where you often adjust to the unpredictability of a natural material, seem to contrast with the mechanical precision of modern construction.

AirBamboo, a bamboo gazebo developed by AirLab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) in partnership with LopeLab, bridges this gap. The traditional raw bamboo poles used extensively throughout Southeast Asia, are combined with 3D printed connectors, utilizing a series of new technologies. The result is an iconic, lightweight structure that promotes the use of organic materials and bio-degradable 3D printed components, sheltering the population from both the intense sun and heavy rain at a very low cost. The project has been funded by the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC)


Dynamic Assemblies Lab (DAL)
presents three projects made possible by computer numerical control (CNC) knitting, each exploring different strategies for employing bespoke knitted membranes for architectural assemblies. Knit Tensegrity Shell, and Living Forms can be viewed in Edible Garden. Knit Patterned Flow is located in SUTD campus.

Knit Tensegrity Shell is a novel structural type that taps on principles of tensegrity to create an ultra-lightweight, free-spanning structure that can be erected quickly with unskilled labor. It consists of two main elements: a continuous bespoke textile membrane and a series of linear compressive struts that work in tandem to create an elastic shell in equilibrium. The exhibition showcases Knit Tensegrity Shell Pavilion, a 4.5-meter diameter by 3-meter tall, one-to-one scale prototype of this novel structure type.

Living Forms explores digital design and manufacture of sustainable architectural scale building blocks using mycelium as a natural bio-composite. It taps on the cultivation of mycelium as a natural network of interwoven hyphae filaments that fuse with a permeable sacrificial knitted formwork. The exhibition showcases two architectural scale branching units that are designed to form a 3-meter tall mycelium composite column.



30 minutes visits will be arranged on 4th and 11th October, including in-depth explanations about the fabrication process, challenges, and opportunities.

This event has a limited capacity with safe distancing in place. Group size will have no more than five participants and please adhere to the guideline of no physical interaction or intermingling between different groups. Be responsible and stay safe during the festival!



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Oct 4 - Oct 11, 2020
[ Sun ] - [ Sun ]
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM SGT
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4th October. 10:30 AM /// 30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
4th October 11:00 AM ///30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
4th October 11:30 AM ///30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
4th October 12:00 PM /// 30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
11th October 10:30 AM /// 30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
11th October 11:00 AM ///30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
11th October 11:30 AM ///30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
11th October 12:00 PM /// 30 min Visit (max 5 pax) FULL
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