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.