Additive Manufacturing and Value Creation in Architectural Design, Design Process and End-products

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Abstract

The objective of this paper is to clarify how value creation can be a part of architectural design and end-products when using the new emerging technology of additive manufacturing. Different kinds of values that have emerged from the research material have been analysed and summarised using selected case studies of recent building-scale projects. In applying this technique to architecture, the result can be visually and functionally novel, smarter and more sustainable buildings or products. A new individually manufactured or customised architecture can be created to serve different cultural and well-being needs cost effectively and without any waste. This new production method can lead to unique joint structures with the use of traditionally produced new or old building parts to enhance architecture, prevent climate change or aid environmental issues. However, most research projects and applications done by commercial companies are at the early stages.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComplexity & Simplicity
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 34th International Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe, Oulu, Finland, 24.-26.8.2016
EditorsAulikki Herneoja, Österlund Toni, Piia Markkanen
PublishereCAADe
Pages103-111
Number of pages9
Volume1
Edition1
ISBN (Electronic)978-94-91207-10-5
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe: Complexity & Simplicity - Oulu School of Architecture, Oulu, Finland
Duration: 22 Aug 201626 Aug 2016
Conference number: 34
http://www.oulu.fi/architecture/2016ecaade

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe
Abbreviated titleeCAADe
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period22/08/201626/08/2016
Internet address

Keywords

  • Large-scale additive manufacturing
  • 3D printed architecture
  • Digital design
  • New materials
  • New production methods

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