ESR: Helena Westerlind
ESR NUMBER: ESR11
INDUSTRIAL PARTNERS: Factum Arte + White
Generally, applied digital fabrication technologies are subtractive causing material waste at fabrication level. New research explores additive processes in building realization creating more sustainable and materially smart solutions. Recent efforts into printing have piloted new methods for full scale printing of buildings and building elements. However, they fail to predict the material behaviour of for example concrete setting in the printing process. This project will develop methods for simulating fabrication processes in additive manufacturing and concrete printing, or other relevant material for printing, allowing for precise projection of material performance. By activating inherent physical properties of the material, the additive processes are capable of creating complex three-dimensional shapes that make formwork redundant. The project will investigate additive manufacturing and printing technology and the potential for new material tectonic innovating the way we use for example concrete or other relevant material for additive manufacturing, in architecture and our built environment. The Research will also seek support in the history of additive manufacturing in architecture.
KTH / ESR11- CONCRETE PRINTING
Helena Westerlind is a PhD Candidate at the KTH School of Architecture within the InnoChain training network. Her research investigates the morphology of concrete with the aid of computer controlled depositing technology. By eliminating the need of formwork in concrete construction the project seeks to examine ways of integrating material behaviour in newfound relationships between materiality and form. The… read more
Helena Westerlind is a PhD Candidate at the KTH School of Architecture within the InnoChain training network. read more