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Outcomes of the “Autobrickformation III | In Compression“ Studio Fall 2019 @ HKU

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Finally I can show some pictures of the latest outcomes of the Fall 2019 studio. This MArch studio is the third studio that focused on 3d clay printing and brick specials. This time we looked into spatial arrangements of this peculiar material system. Below you can find an excerpt of the brief:


Over the past three years, the agenda within the research and teaching of the robotic fabrication lab in the Faculty of Architecture at HKU has focused on the development of novel approaches for 3d printing ceramic brick specials. The key question within this specific research trajectory was on how we, as designers, can rethink one of the most traditional material systems in Architecture with innovative fabrication methods of today.

While in previous studios the focus was primarily on the development and making of the individual brick and its performance beyond physical strength, this semester, we will re-direct our attention to structural capacity and techniques of assembly. Traditionally Bricks are put together via a level and a plumb line. That method is suitable for walls, but more complex systems such as arches and vaults need temporary scaffolding or a specific false-work to achieve accurate assembly and structural strength.

The studio, therefore, will investigate how robotic 3d printing and novel fabrication processes for false-work can rethink and transform structural brick systems that rely on pure compression. The ultimate goal of the studio is to develop, make, and test experimental prototypes, and to understand their fitness for inventive programs, types, and spaces.

acoustic brick, 3d printed brick, 3d druck, ziegel, Christian J Lange J

3d printed brick, terracotta, Hong Kong, architecture, Christian J Lange

3d printing, Hong Kong, Terracotta, The University of Hong Kong, faculty of Architecture, MArch Studio, Christian J Lange

Robotic clay printing, autobryks, Brick specials, vaults, domes, arches, architecture, Christian J Lange, autobryks 3d

3d printed vaults, 3d printed arches, Christian J Lange, Robotic Fabrication Lab HKU

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