Ronald Rael will present research in the fabrication of concrete and ceramic building components at 3D/DC, an event that will introduce the 3D printing community to the DC policy community, and explore some of the policy issues that this disruptive technology will implicate.
Earthscrapers: Rapid Manufacturing and Prototyping with Concrete will be on display in the Wurster Gallery, located in Wurster Hall at the University of California at Berkeley October 4–November 5, 2010 with a Gallery opening Wednesday, October 6th at 7:00pm. The exhibit will feature a presentation of the tools and outcomes of rapid manufacturing and rapid [...]
Earthscrapers is an installation for the 2010 Biennial of the Americas that imagines the potential of employing Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) processes in the construction of a proto-architectural landscape—one where the building material source and the building itself are seamless. It also demonstrates the internal design, research and experimentation process [...]
Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press 2008) presents the most widely used building material on the planet—earth (soil, clay, gravel and sand)—as relevant to contemporary and modern architecture and dissolves preconceptions that it is a fragile material in use only in poorer, developing nations. In the book’s afterword, a future scenario for the material is posed—one [...]