30,000 recycled water bottles make up this 3D-printed pavilion

December 16, 2019 by  
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Dubai-based design studio MEAN Design has unveiled an eye-catching pavilion in the front esplanade of the Dubai International Financial Center. Not only is the bulbous structure with multicolored “teeth” visibly stunning, but the unique pavilion, called Deciduous, was constructed entirely with 3D printing technology that turned 30,000 discarded water bottles into a plastic polymer to use as the base material. The Deciduous pavilion is a stunning example of how 3D printing is not only a viable and affordable construction method of the future but also a revolutionary system that can help reduce plastic waste . According to MEAN Design, the structure was printed using a polymer filament that was made from 30,000 recycled water bottles. The bottles were recycled into the filament and then used to print interlocking parts. The base is also made from 3D-printed concrete, hybridized with the polymer parts. Related: Croatia Pavilion’s Cloud Pergola is one of the world’s largest 3D-printed structures Unveiled at this year’s ‘Art Nights’ event at the Dubai International Financial Center, the pavilion ‘s concept was inspired by autumn. Its name, Deciduous, refers to trees that seasonally shed leaves in the autumn months. The innovative, 3D printing system, which was conceived using computer modeling, allowed the parts to be easily prefabricated off-site and then assembled onsite with little construction materials. In fact, all of the parts of the pavilion were mechanically joined without the need for heavy machinery. As for the design itself, the unique pavilion is a labyrinth-like, white volume with multicolored spokes rising out of the base, resulting in a bulbous, organic figure. The designers invite visitors to enter into the pavilion’s “abstracted botanical form” to explore their relationship with nature . + MEAN Design Photography by NAARO via MEAN Design

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World’s largest 3D-printed structure symbolizes the future of architecture

October 8, 2015 by  
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3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation

January 15, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of 3D-printed Solar Bytes Pavilion pushes the boundaries of architectural innovation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , 3d printed pavilion , 3D printing , arch pavilion , DesignLabWorkshop , kent state university , LED lights , LEDs , pavilion , smart technology , Solar Bytes Pavilion , solar exposure , Solar Power , solar powered pavilion , sun path , translucent plastic

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American Farm Bureau prepares for climate change-driven drought

January 15, 2015 by  
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  Although the American Farm Bureau is tied to conventional agriculture and its conservative base, the organization is worried about climate change , and it’s preparing for the future impact that global warming will have on farming. The surprising move was driven by concerns about snowpack in the western US, which stores water during the winter and then releases it slowly throughout the year. A warming climate means that water stored as snow could instead fall as rain—and that could lead to a serious water shortage during the dry summer season. Read the rest of American Farm Bureau prepares for climate change-driven drought Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate change drought , climate change policy , dealing with climate change , drought dams , Farm Bureau climate change , Farm Bureau drought , Farm Bureau global warming , farmer drought , farming climate change , farming drought , farming global warming , global warming drought

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