AIRMESH : 3D Printed Stainless-Steel Space

Designer: AIRLAB SUTD (Carlos Banon and Felix Raspall)

Client: Gardens by the Bay

Project type: Architecture

Project country: Singapore

Project website: https://airlab.sutd.edu.sg/2019/12/19/airmesh/

Designed and built for the Mid-Autumn Festival, this is possibly the world’s first fully-functional space frame structure made of 3D printed components in stainless steel. Reinterpreting the Chinese lantern, it advances a new era of highly resource-efficient designs and unprecedented lightweight architecture. The entirely digitally-designed and fabricated structure minimises construction wastage, increases structural efficiency and creates a positive impact on sustainability.

Research Team: Anna Toh Hui Ping, David Rosen, Vahid Hassani, Jenn Chong, Sourabh Maheshwary, Sihan Wang, Aurelia Chan. SUTD-ZJU IDEA Team: Liu Chi, Huang Kunsheng, Tao Jian, Luo Qihuan.

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