Adaptive design strategies for material-based micro-architectures
With the help of algorithmic shape modeling and the 3D printing process, Naturanslations examines the potential of organically inspired material architectures.
Structures that have grown naturally adapt their logic of formation: tissue structures condense and loosen up at certain points or change the direction of growth, so they vary their properties and adapt to changing requirements.
In the creative translation of the process, the digital control of parameters such as the material density takes over the variation of the material properties. The 3D printing realizes the complex microstructures, whereby the layer by layer material addition of the printing resembles natural growth processes.
Naturanslations explores the potential of organically inspired material architecture with the help of algorithmic shape sculpting and 3D printing. Organic structures adapt the logic of their shape:
Tissues selectively expand or contract, or alter the direction of their growth, thus varying their properties and adapting to changing environments. As a creative translation of this process, digital controlling of parameters, such as material density, takes over the variation of material properties. 3D printing actualizes these complex microstructures, wherein the layered addition of materials is akin to the natural growth process.