Posts Tagged ‘additive manufacturing’



Bloom is a 9 foot tall freestanding tempietto with a footprint that measures approximately 12 feet by 12 feet and is composed of 840 customized 3D printed blocks. The experimental pavilion represents a new paradigm in building construction methods. A pattern derived from traditional Thai flower patterns is mapped onto the surface of the structure […]

HEX Curtain

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The HEX curtain is designed to open and close automatically in response to natural daylighting conditions. Each row of the HEX  curtain is composed of  hexagonal shaped apertures that are covered by 2 operable shields. The 2 shields have the ability to pivot open and closed. The shields are hinged at the bottom and threaded at the top. The top thread […]

WAVE Curtain

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The WAVE curtain is a passive solar curtain that is designed to admit the low winter sun into the building interior and restrict the direct, intense summer sun in order to help keep the interior cool. The curtain does this through the use of cylindrical tubes that vary in width and depth along the length of the window. Because the cylindrical […]

emerging objects

  Rael San Fratello Architects launches emerging objects, a pioneering design and research company that specializes in designing and 3D printing objects for the built environment. Our research and designs focus on the development of innovative 3D printed objects that serve the fields of architecture, interior design, furniture design and product design. Design research will […]

Digital Wood: The Bevel Bowl


The Bevel Bowl represents a new innovation by Rael San Fratello Architects—3D printed wood! Made from reclaimed and recycled wood and cellulose material, the 3D printed wood has the look and feel of medium density fiberboard wood products, but can take any shape imaginable. The 3D printed wood is water resistant, durable and strong and […]